Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bird's Eye View of Tea Table

Bird's Eye View of Tea Table, originally uploaded by confections.

It's been a while since I took you all along on a tea date. And high time I scheduled another one! Here are some recent photos of a holiday high tea at my favorite tea shop (and San Diego's favorite one, too), Tea-upon-Chatsworth.

The three-level server that Joy or Carol brings to the table is a delight to the eye and the taste buds. The bottom tier typically contains warm savories and tea sandwiches of the most delectable sort; the middle tier has scones and fruit; the top tier has more sumptuous sweets.

The pots of tea just flow! My current favorite is Apricot, complete with pieces of fruit mixed in with the flavored black tea, and a close second is Paris, with a hint of vanilla.

"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."

♥ Catherine Douzel

Fortune-Telling Tea CupHoliday Afternoon Tea
The Top Tier with Opera Cake


  1. Beautiful photos... I feel the need for tea now. :)

  2. How beautiful! I love your pictures. I'm so glad I could help you with your middle-of-the-night-tea. ;) Thanks for stopping by. How did you find me, I wonder?

    I also checked out the tea room you linked to. It's beautiful. I'd love to get to go there! San Diego is such a neat place. (My mom used to live there.)

    Your pieces are really nice.

  3. hi there, ragrug making friend--i hope you don't mind, but i've tagged you!

    btw, that dish is beautiful. i looks like it's made of spun sugar. tea is such a wonderful way to have an event during the day...