Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I am writing this on a very busy weekend here in Sequim...it's our annual Sequim Lavender Festival!
We have 30 lavender farms in a 10 mile radius...and as I said in my last post...you had better love the smell...and taste...of lavender, and be very partial to purple...because it predominates...especially for this long weekend every year.
Friday, the opening day of the 20th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival, we drove the 3 miles to the coast from our home to the George Washington Inn B and B, home of the Washington Lavender Farm for their annual festival afternoon tea. We go the first day, as it is the quietest, less crowds and shorter distances to walk from the parking area, which we now do because of my husband's Parkinson's Disease...
The inn was built in 2008 and is an exact replica of Mount Vernon...very fun!
They have beautiful grounds, with the main house, a shop a farm store and an attached sun room that faces the ocean, that they call the Piazza...which is what George Washington called his at Mount Vernon...where the tea is held.
We came early to tour the festival booths and listen to the live music, and we had a scoop each of Chocolate Lavender Mint ice cream while we waited...divine!
There were 3 seatings for the tea on Friday, and we had reservations for the 1 pm. White wicker, purple tablecloths, purple violet china....we were seated with 2 ladies on a day trip from 2 1/2 hours away....
And is often the case, I forgot to take photos until we were well into the sandwiches....here is the menu:
Raspberry Lavender Black Tea
Caprese Tea Sandwiches
white bread circles with basil ricotta and tomato slices
Salmon Mousse Tea Sandwiches
marbled rye with salmon mousse
Guacamole Tortilla Roll Ups
small corn torillas with an avocado, chives, cilantro and pepper filling
Cranberry Currant Lavender Scones
Orange Peel Lavender Scones
Strawberry And Mango Fruit Skewers
Lemon Pie Bars With Lavender
Cookie Spoons with Chocolate Mousse
And a George Washington re-enactor was on hand...he is a Washington specialist and does a marvelous job of being totally in character and answers any questions from an 18th century perspective...he was around the grounds as well as table hopping at the tea. Wonderful!
Today was the Lavender Street Fair downtown, and there are also a car show, concerts, art shows, quilt shows, sculptor show, several dances and lots of fun things. So...there you have my tea experience this week...what was yours???? I am joining...
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