Last Thursday [1/15] I went to Hartland, MI for Afternoon Tea at Tyme Well Spent with a friend. The tea room, located in the former Gannon house. Owner, Nancy Martin, opened the tea room in 2005, and they'll soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary.
I visited the tea room in 2006 and regrettably allowed too much time to lapse before returning. I wasn't blogging in 2006, so I'm incorporating photos from that visit along with last Thursday's visit in this post.
~ The house was painted yellow and white on this recent visit. ~
~ 2006 side view of the house. ~
Thursday we were seated in the room pictured below which leads to the gift shop and entrance.
~ It also leads to the parlor where I sat during my 2006 visit. ~
~ Parlor ~
Nancy, the owner, served us in 2006 as well as last Thursday, but I didn't take a photo this time because she was very busy.
In 2006 I ordered the 'lunch combo' which was Soup, Chicken Salad, and Pumpkin Bread.
Below is the table my girlfriend and I sat at last Thursday which was next to a window.
The tea selections are extensive. I ordered Wild Cherry black tea, and my girlfriend ordered White Pear - also a black tea, and a favorite at the tea room. We shared our teas, and the White Pear was very good.
This visit I got the full Afternoon Tea. It doesn't come with a cup of soup, but because it was a cold day we got it. It was a delicious Tomato Pepper Soup.
Next came the tea sandwiches garnished with Fresh Fruit [Cantaloupe] - Cucumber on White Bread Rounds; Sweet Pineapple Spread on Raisin Bread; Egg Salad on Wheat Bread; an Orange Mini-Muffin with Strawberry Jam and a slice of Swiss Cheese; and a dish of Chicken Salad, which Nancy said is usually served as a sandwich.
A choice of soup or salad comes with the 'luncheon' combo, but we included the salad in our Afternoon Tea. With the added extras it was actually a 'deluxe' Afternoon Tea that's not regularly on the menu. The full Afternoon Tea is $24 and is all inclusive. It's by reservation only and prepaid. The lunch combo is $11.95.
Next came a Raspberry Scone with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream
Last but not least were the desserts: Pumpkin Bread, Walnut Cake, Brownie, Orange Cookie, Raspberry Square, Lemon Square, and Apple Nut Square [center]. I ate the Walnut Cake, but had everything else boxed to take home after consuming SO much scrumptious food!
The upstairs rooms of the house are filled with vintage hats, jewelry, clothing and other accessories, and dishware for sale. Tomorrow's post I'll share what treasures I purchased.