Last week while my friend, Linda, was here, we went to Cape May to the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick House to have afternoon tea. A word of warning - afternoon tea starts at 2 pm and the last seating is at 3 pm. Don't be late! The tea is held in a tent connected to the Carriage House. There were a couple of tables inside but the majority of the tables are in this tent. The tea price was pretty reasonable - $15.50. Here is what we had! First we choose our tea from a list of offerings. Linda had the peach and ginger and I had a green tea with fruit flavors - there was a taste of pineapple. A teapot was brought out for each of us - and we both had a refill while we were eating. A 3 tiered serving dish was brought out. The top plate had 2 pieces of a lemon bread which was very good, 2 pieces of a blueberry bread and 2 tiny scones with a small dish of clotted cream. The clotted cream was good, the scone could have been larger.
The second tier had 3 different sandwiches. The sandwiches were cut in half, not in quarters like I had expected. There was the obligatory cucumber sndwich, a shrimp sandwich and a chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad was served on a raisin bread. It sounds strange but it was a good taste.
The third plate was the delicious plate - the dessert plate! There were 2 slections. One was a lemon bar - very good and the other was a caramel apple - even better! It was a very relaxing tea. Even though we were about the last to go, we were not rushed.
We had a nice afternoon. After th tea we went into Cape May and did some browsing in the stores in the Washington Mall. Always fun to do!
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