Miss A. (Miss M's sister and our niece) turned DOUBLE DIGITS!! Yes a whole 10 years old in February, to mark this special occasion Mr. G and I invited her to her first Afternoon Tea. We made a date for March (this 10 year old has a busy social calender), and reservations were made at
my favourite Windsor Arms, for Afternoon Tea.
We arrived a little early, so Miss A was delighted that she would get wait on the luxurious bench in the lobby.
As we were welcomed into the Tea Room, Miss A's eyes went straight to the hats. She was delighted to find out that she would be able to wear one during tea in exchange for a donation to a local charity, supported by Windsor Arms. Decisions, Decisions!!! So many gorgeous hats, how can one choose?
After some careful examination and consideration of each hat, this lovely pink hat with pink floral flowers came out the winner! It was time to order our tea... Mr. G chose a black tea, I chose an Oolong rose tea , Miss A asked our waiter's recommendation ~ and a fruity tea was chosen.
When our tea arrived, Miss A took immediate notice that each teapot was different. She was thrilled with the ribbed texture of her teapot and the small English garden scene on the side.
Her eyes became large as saucers as our tray of goodies arrived!!
She couldn't wait to
slather try the scones with the fresh jams and the Devon cream (she had not tried this cream in the past and was eager to taste it). Did I mention this young lady is willing try just about any food?
of course she had already picked out her little Petit Four.... she was eager to learn about this new experience and asked many questions... she giggled when we explained that Petit Four means "small oven" which comes from the French.
The colorful and dancing butterflies on the teacup and saucer were perfect! Butterflies are symbolic of change and growth ... and our little Miss A is certainly growing up slowly evolving from little girl to young lady.
She listened with full attention as our wonderful waiter poured her tea and explained about tea.
WOW!!! look at that... she exclaimed when she saw the bits of tea that remained in the strainer.
She felt so grown up that she too was given a glass of sparkly (of course hers was cranberry and ginger ale)
Like I mentioned Miss A is into all sorts of foods ... salmon being one of her favourites! When she inquired what the tiny orange and black "things" were on top of the salmon roll sandwich - I quickly responded very vaguely ~ decoration! But, if you don't like it after trying you can scrape it off ... well 3 salmon roll sandwiches later ... she was raving about how wonderful the little "decorations" tasted. So, I let her know that they "decorations" were known as caviar ... Hmmm.. Fish Eggs, she respond.... they were good!!!
Next it was time for the jam and Devon cream ... YUM!!!
Not only was she trying a new tea (with milk), she was given a new teacup, this time one with roses.
When Afternoon Tea came to an end with a dish of fresh strawberries and whipped cream... she announced Afternoon Tea is now my favourite thing to do! Can we do this again?
Thank you for joining us for Miss A's first Afternoon Tea!!
Have you introduced a young person to tea?
Lots of things have been going on at the High Heeled Life home and the extreme changes in weather from day to day (summer like one day .. winter the next) has been affecting my body, joints and head so I've been a little MIA these past couple weeks. a special Thank You to all that emailed me to see that I was doing alright... your thoughtfulness and caring means the world to me!
I'm doing much better and can't wait to share some fabulous things and news with you all, over the next week or two. xo
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