A rainy afternoon tea party

May 28, 2012

What better way to spend a rainy afternoon then with a tea party?

Finally, a quiet afternoon spent with my neighbor, walking buddy and friend and her lovely daughter who is also the best sitter and dog walker around.

After the last couple of crazy weeks it was nice to take a load off and enjoy some delicious Davidson’s Tea and Donsuemor Madeleine cookies. Share a few hours of easy conversation and enjoy the children’s laughter.

I’ve always been a tea drinker and it’s nice to know that someone else shares that quiet enjoyment of a cup of tea. My dining room actually got some usage for a change… usually it’s reserved for homework or art projects. But today I took the time to set it up nicely, lay out our choices of Madeleine cookies (Traditional, Lemon Zest, Dipped Madeleines and Chocolate) and Davidson’s Tea (Vanilla Cream Spice, Tulsi Hibiscus Flower and Bing Cherry with Almond) and then wait for our company.

As we sat and laughed and sipped at our tea, the cookies made a fast disappearing act. I don’t think there was a clear favorite among the children… they liked them all. My boy of course especially enjoyed the chocolate Madeleines. But then he is a chocoholic!!! My friend and I truly enjoyed the Lemon Zest Madeleines. They were not too sweet and the lemon flavor is not over-powering. As a whole, I enjoy the Madeleine cookies… they are light and buttery and moist. Just delish.

We were even joined by my little princess who like the other girls enjoyed more than one cup of the Tulsi Hibiscus Flower tea with a touch of honey or sugar. It’s such a smooth and lightly flavored tea that’s perfect for kids who aren’t tea drinkers. My boy had several cups of the Vanilla Cream Spice tea. He added a liberal amount of honey and enjoyed it immensely. I liked the tea,as well. It has a stronger, more intense flavor than the other two and could be enjoyed after dinner. (In lieu of dessert.) I also liked the subtle almond (a favorite snack of mine) flavor of the Bing Cherry with almond. As it was steeping, I couldn’t stop smelling the tea… just like an almond cookie.

One more thing. A big plus in my book, all the teas were herbal and caffeine free.


*Note: The tea and cookies were provided to me by the Abbi Agency but the content and opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

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  • TBM May 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Sounds like a great afternoon.

    • Susi May 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      It was nice.

  • Beth Ann May 29, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Ah…it looks lovely and inviting!!! I am sure it was both of those and more!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Susi May 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      I only wish you could have been there… another person who loves tea and teapots!!!

  • Karen May 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Bing Cherry with Almond sounds delicious! Finding new teas and other drinks with no caffeine has been a challenge since my husband started on his medication. It’s good to know about this one. The flavor sounds fantastic.

    • Susi May 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      That one is really good. You really should check out their site. They have a nice selection and their prices are pretty reasonable. I will definitely order from them in the future.

  • Briana May 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    That sounds like a lot of fun! 🙂

    • Susi May 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      It was. We enjoyed our time together and got to eat some yummy cookies and enjoy a few cups of tea.

  • Donsuemor June 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Susi,

    So glad you enjoyed the madeleines and tea! It always makes us smile to see kids enjoying them. Please keep in touch.


    • Susi June 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      I will. My kids enjoy tea every so often and my boy has a cup almost every night. I’ll have to order more now. 🙂