Today we have a guest post from Civili-tea supporter, Melodie Brier. She and a friend went on a trip to Victoria, British Columbia and had a lovely afternoon tea at the Pendray Inn & Tea House and wanted to share it with you. Here is her story:
Of course, the famous place for tea when you are visiting Victoria, the city of gardens, on Vancouver Island is the Empress Hotel. If you can’t get a reservation or you have already “been there, done that” and want to try something different, I recommend the Pendray Inn and Tea House at the Huntingdon Manor. It is located directly on the Inner Harbor a few blocks from the Empress and very close to the black ball ferry port.
Our tea service was every thing you would expect from a formal afternoon tea. Beautiful fine China cups and tea pots, a tiered tray of scrumptious food, nice selection of high quality teas in beautiful setting.
Our server Maddie was very knowledgeable especially about the importance of tea being steeped the proper amount of time.
Not only was it a cherished time for two close friends, Melodie told me it was even more special because her friend was nearing the end of her life. I thank Melodie for sharing this very special memory and reminding all of us to appreciate our time together.
Tea time doesn’t end when the pot is empty;
You carry it in your heart.