After emailing about meeting for Tea and visiting Purl Soho,
the day finally arrived, last Thursday!
As we were getting ready to meet and texting,
I realized that Purl Soho did not open at 11 AM but at 12 PM!
We did an impromptu tea before our actual tea-lunch
in the meantime! It was fun to discuss teas!
Afterwards we walked a little way to the hotel restaurant where
Heather and I had a lovely GF high tea!
Discussing it later, we agreed that it was a
perfectly balanced tea...
some high teas, being based on tea sandwiches, are very
'carb heavy' and with many sugar-laden treats.
I had one tea once which was only sugar-things, was a disaster to
my system! I knew I would NEVER again want such a thing,
and actually had not wanted it in the first place,
as I always think of a high tea having more balance to it.
It was such a joy to talk to a fellow
sister-in-Christ about life, books (we both love much the same,
CS Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge), yarn and fabric crafts... and it is wonderfully uplifting
to share with such a friend!
I had known about flowering teas, and had my first one there,
a white tipped marigold tea.
It went perfectly with the food that was served.
Heather and I both agree that the chicken curry with salty rice wrap
was the high light. The quinoa bread with tart white dip was also
really good. The sweets were not too sweet and it was
a real culinary delight, along with a good time to talk about
so many things.
I find such encouragement from teas like this and am so thankful!