Tea at the Arboretum

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

On Saturday, in honor of my needlework guild’s tenth anniversary, I attended Afternoon Tea at the Dallas Arboretum. It turned out to be a gorgeous day, even with the threat of a spring rain. Of course, the Arboretum is lovely this time of year with bursts of color everywhere you look. I arrived early to help set out gift bags and other goodies. We’ve been planning this tea for months, so it was exciting to finally see our efforts come to fruition.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

The room we were in was beautifully appointed and the menu was amazing as well. For our first course, we were served Zucchini Dill Soup with a Cheese Wafer. This was delicious. I would have gladly had about four more of these.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

Our first course was accompanied by Watermelon Peach Mango tea.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

And tea was served by a very sweet gentleman in white gloves.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

Our second course was a selection of tea sandwiches including Turkey with Herb Butter on Rosemary Bread and Egg Salad on Onion Bread (top tier), Banana Nut Bread with Cream Cheese and Creamed Cucumber on White Bread (middle tier), and also Chicken Salad on Croissant (bottom tier).

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

The sandwiches were no less delicious than the soup and were accompanied by Strawberry Vanilla tea.

Dessert was presented on a three-tiered server as well, and of course I had to have one of each (except the strawberry only landed on my plate for photographic purposes – no allergy attacks here!). Our third course consisted of Pecan Tarts, Petit Fours, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Lemon Bars, and Orange Currant Scones with Strawberry Jam (none for me, thank you) and Clotted Cream. The scones were still warm and were absolutely scrumptious paired with the clotted cream.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

Tea for our final course was a choice of Earl Gray or Papaya Hibiscus Herbal. I chose the more exotic of the two, although Earl Gray is a favorite of mine.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

It was a lovely afternoon, and I wished I’d had more time to walk through the gardens while I was there.

TRSG 10th Anniversary Tea

I think high tea could become a habit of mine.

2 Responses to “Tea at the Arboretum”

  1. valerie says:

    Mmm…love High Tea. It's been ages since I've been to the Arboretum. I didn't even know they did tea there. I would visit with my sister when she initially moved to DFW. 🙂

  2. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Oh my, the High Tea must have been wonderful. TFS

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