Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Tea at the English Rose -A necessary tradition

One of the coolest traditions my best friend included me in was the Christmas tea at a wonderful English Tea Room called the English Rose in Chattanooga, TN.

A group of us go (the rest of the group has been going for about 8 years) and have an amazing time having tea and eating and um.....eating and then eating some more....oh yeah there is also caroling - which is my favorite...besides the eating

Just in case you thought I was joking about the is the menu.

These are the crackers we pull in the beginning to get our hats we are required to wear.

This is how we look in said hats...your jealous...I can feel it.

This is how we strike a pose in said hats....

Traditional English Shrimp cocktail

Cream of Carrot Soup

Coronation Chicken Salad

Mushroom Vol Au Vems (no I have no idea what that means)

This is what you call the "Main Event" yeah step aside Mike Tyson...

Smoked Salmon tea sandwiches & sausage rolls

Fresh Fruit

Sticky Toffee Pudding bathed in Brandy... It included my fortune of a nickel.


The words for the Twelve Days of Christmas "English Tea Style"

I had an amazing time with some great ladies. Bring it on Christmas!

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  1. That is quite a spread! We had brunch today at a lovely hotel and there were lots of ladies having tea. Sounds like you had quite a bit of fun ; )

  2. I am bookmarking this post! I've meant to scrapbook the Christmas Tea before, but you pretty much said it all.


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