I received an invitation to afternoon tea which I couldn’t resist….from my daughter – to go to the beautiful and historic Mission Inn, Riverside, Ca… this time to celebrate Mother’s Day. There is not another thing in this world I’d rather do…we got to relax, talk, and experience their tea service.
The three tier tray presentation was beautiful…this service was quite nice. We got to sit back, uninterrupted in our discussions as the finger sandwiches, scones and sweets came all at once. (Although I usually prefer the scones to come out warm, fresh out of the oven, these were fresh and delicious with a nice crust and tender dough inside.)
Our favorites are the finger sandwiches and each of these was tasty, distinctive and fresh. Both of us determined we would have preferred double the savory bites, cutting the sweets in half….but the boys waiting at home got a special sweet treat each in a little “to go” box.
The tea they served was whole leaf, in a bag – Sir Aubreys. Each had a nice flavor. The ginger peach black tea was our favorite.
Thank you A. for a fabulous afternoon…you couldn’t have chosen a better gift for me, primarily because I got to share it with you!!!