Taking Tea | Afternoon at the Harrison House

I see why they do it in the south and of course, it goes without saying, in the UK.

Taking time for afternoon tea is an immeasurably nice way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon.  And if you’ve got a girlfriend to catch up on some gossip, all the better.  The Harrison House, right now, kind of has a little secret.

But the scones and tea are so nice, it won’t be secret for much longer.

If you’re looking for an exceedingly quiet place to take tea, a few scones (good ones, with the exception of how they are cut, according to a very knowledgeable British source), some savories, some fruit, and a gorgeous dessert, let me recommend them.  No hustle and bustle here, just attentive service and the charm of a Victorian Village house.

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The afternoon tea service run by Savvy Spoon Tea is a pop up of sorts, taking advantage of off time in the Harrison House kitchen and its cozy parlor in which to serve it in.  All the better for us, who get to enjoy the scones that pop out of the oven as you’re arriving and being seated.  The tea menu is varied with all good selections, I chose the rose black.  The scones were marvelous with a little lemon curd and I was completely enamored with the mushroom pasty.  The pear cake was moist and a real treat.

I’m ready to go back, and maybe take a small young lady with me.   I think we’ll try the Spring Specialty menu, which will feature the regular menu of cream scones, tea savories and the like, but all with seasonal inspiration. Savories will feature early edible greens, like pea shoots, green garlic and radishes.

I’m ready for spring, too.

Savvy Spoon Tea

Serving Afternoon tea by reservation daily, except Sundays, 2pm to 4pm, $16 per person

savvyspoon<AT>gmail.com   *  (614) 4075-TEA

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