Afternoon Tea

NC11-9591Nestled in Biltmore Village near Asheville, North Carolina, is a little place called Chelsea’s. Afternoon tea is their specialty. The small room is filled with petite vintage tables and chairs. A blonde woman with an accent hands you a one page menu. There are about 200 tea choices crammed onto the page and 2 food choices squished up at the top right hand corner: a tower of little cakes, cookies, and other pastries or a fruit and cheese platter. The atmosphere is soothing and is the perfect place to meet up with friends or catch up with family as I did. And if you one day have the chance to stop in for afternoon tea, don’t forget to wander through the store that surrounds the tea room. You will find tons of little trinkets – everything from plates and tea cups (that makes sense) to stuffed animals and pill containers (not sure how those have to do with tea). This tea room is definitely worth a visit!

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5 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea

  1. We were in Asheville last summer at Biltmore (and the Village). I wish I’d known about this then. It would have been a great experience. Next trip for sure!

  2. I can remember when I was a little girl at boarding school in Tunbridge Wells Kent there was a restaurant called Carpenter’s who did the most delicious teas. Little tables, with tea in little teapots and a plateful of cream cakes. These were served by ladies in black dresses , white frilly aprons and white frilly caps. It was always something to look forward to when my Mother came to visit

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