Priscilla is sleeping in this morning. Yesterday she brewed 21 pots of tea, yes 6 gallons of water, and she is exhausted!
Nine tea friends assumed the roles of various characters in Maxine's tea mystery "Sherla Combs and the Great Jewel Robberies". You may want to make yourself a pot of tea and join us for the fun!
|Our tea started with a toast to friends, riches and jewels. Sapphire Blue arrived with a couple bottles of sparkling pear juice, which she worked into her script.|
|The take home favors included a jewelry bag full of fruit gems, hard candy rocks, gold and silver candy nuggets, a candy ring and a candy "karat".|
|I used Mikasa's "Afternoon Tea" cups and saucers. The luncheon plates were Princess House.|
|Closer view of the sweets|
|The ladies were such "characters"!|
|Priscilla kept everyone "filled" with tea.|
The ladies joked, next time TP would make a great hostess gift.
|I had a hard time believing two of these tea aficionados had not seen flowering teas. I dug out two very old balls and was surprised. The tea was better than I remembered. Perhaps, they were meant to be a Puerh.|
|And for today's tea tip - the peacock feather adornment on Opal Winfree's hat is a . . . wreath. Yes, a quick hat|
change up is none other than a wreath slipped over the crown.
Hope you enjoyed our Mystery Tea Party. If you are free next time, we would love to have you join us!
Sips and Smiles,