As I sit here sipping my matcha lemonade (to be followed with quick breakfast and my yerba mate tea! before I head out the door to the thrift shop for my Tuesday volunteer), I am thinking back on a lovely day with friends.
Two friends from my old home town, made the 2 hour drive down to have tea and lunch at Mrs. Hardesty's Tea Room in Harrisonburg.
Sadly, Mrs. Hardesty's will close its doors on August 13, so I am glad we got a reservation and were able to be there one last time.
Altho' I wasn't too hungry, I had rooisbos tea in a delicate china cup, and a sweet and very light bluebery scone.
My friends had a sandwich and delicious baby greens salad. Evan had her eye on a neighboring table's dessert, only to find out that lucky lady was eating the last slice!! But there was an array of equally delicious ones to choose from. I think she picked something with lavender and white chocolate!
The tea room was packed to capacity- altho' when I decided/remembered to take photos - the crowd had cleared.
Behind the front counter is a lovely teacup quilt (I would love to have that!!) and right in front, the sniffing bar - where you can take a whiff before you order your tea.
Above (in the sideways picture that despite rotation will not show itself upright!) is the Tea Guide, with a list of every tea that is available to drink, a tiny paper napkin with a note asking lipstick wearers to use this to blot, instead of their white linen napkins. Also a tiny pot of honey - a gift to Evan and I from Montte!
Here we all are - friends since our kids were in preschool together - at least 25 years................from left, Evan, Montte and I.
Kimmie and Patty for a list of other tea fanciers!