When we "lived" in Swerford at Blue Row for a month, we were able to do things that residents do. That included a Sunday Afternoon Tea in the village next to us -- Great Tew. At the
Was Margaret. One of the church ladies whose responsbility the tea was.
Besides all the church ladies bringing tea treats, they were also responsible for brewing and serving the tea. Brewing in real tea pots and serving in real tea cups!
And, of course, any time that church ladies have anything to do with food . . . .
The tables are laden!!!! What a choice for afternoon tea.
After you worked your way down the tea treat table . . .
You took your goodies and your tea cup and sat in the pews while the church organist played the organ. There is nothing like afternoon tea and chat in England!
And our selections included . . .
Scones with whipped cream and fresh strawberries . . . . and
The classic Victorian Sponge . . . . and . . .
My personal favorite, coffee walnut cake. Of course, no tea is complete unless there are
Sandwiches . . . cheese and . . .
Cucumber! All crustless and cut into quarters. Small tea sandwiches!!!
It was a fun Sunday afternoon -- we were glad to assist in the fundraising and we were especially glad to get to visit with some of the villagers and have such a brilliant tea. It was one of the things that we wanted to do in our month in England -- attend local functions!
It's Tea Tuesday and I'm joining the following tea parties --
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage