The Secret Tea Room

I had my very first ‘Underground’ Vintage Afternoon Tea Event back in November 2009. It was a great success, with 11 guests consisting of family, friends and new friends. My inspiration came from The Hidden Tea Room in London and msmarmitelover

The menu
Sandwich Selection using White & Wholemeal Bread
Cream Cheese with Cucumber
Free Range Egg and Cress
Smoked Salmon with Dill Butter
Yorkshire Ham with Homemade Beetroot and Ginger Chutney
Homemade Savouries
Mini Cheese Tartlets
Amuse Bouche
Lemon Sorbet
Selection of Cakes
Yorkshire Tea Loaf served with Wensleydale Cheese and Yorkshire Butter
Butter Free Sponge Cake filled with Strawberry Jam and Fresh Cream
Rose Water Meringues
Viennese Whirls with Homemade Raspberry Jam Centres
Homemade Plain Scones served with Clotted Cream and Homemade Raspberry Jam
Selection of Teas
Taylors of Harrogate – Yorkshire Gold
Taylors of Harrogate – Yorkshire Decaffeinated
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference – Earl Grey – a blend of fine teas with the refreshing Flavour of Bergamot.
Twinnings Green Teas – A choice of 10 Fruity Flavours
Twinnings Fresh and Fruity –  A choice of 5 Fruit and Herbal Selection
Twinnings Fresh and Fruity – A choice of 5 Mixed Berry Selection

Selection of Coffees
Taylors of Harrogate Ground Coffee – Café Imperial Medium Roast, served in the tea rooms of Betty’s
Taylors of Harrogate Ground Coffee Decaffe Water process Decaffeinated Rich Roast

Joanne ready and waiting for our guests to arrive
Delicious cakes waiting to be eaten.

Joanne, Bakelady and our lovely guests having a wonderful time.
Cakes and Meringues
My guests were seated around two tables, in a mix and match fashion.  One in the dining room and one in the sitting room. It was a chance for family and friends to catch up with each other and perfect for those that like to meet new people.
The Secret Tea Room will be open again this Easter by Special request. Where once again friends will get the chance to enjoy the pleasures of my Home Baking whilst chatting to new friends. And I too will have the pleasure of meeting new guests and the joy of creating a new menu of Homemade Baking.