Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Relaxation and Restoration Tea/Luncheon

Yesterday I was invited to a relaxation and restoration tea at my friend Linda Pudlik's home. Seven other ladies were also in attendance. Going to Linda's is always a treat because the tea and food is superb, and Linda's table is an aesthetic delight to the eyes with her beautiful china, glassware, and accessories.  This tea/luncheon featured eight of her china trios.

We gathered in Linda's kitchen to chat while waiting for all the guests to arrive.  Chilled fruit flavored water was available for sipping.

Then we moved to the sun porch for hor d'oeuvres and a toast of French pink lemonade with a drop of lavender oil.

~ Our hostess, Linda ~

[L-R:  Debbie, Judy, Louise, Barb, Jean, Me, Renee Connie]

A variety of crackers and corn chips accompanied Cream Cheese topped with Tomato and Onion Pepper Jelly, and a Pimento Cheese with Pecans spread.

~ Louise and Barb ~

From the sun porch we moved to the dining room where the tea luncheon began with Potato Fennel Soup and Raspberry Champagne White Tea.

Linda pouring tea, and Reneé Statfield - more about her later...

Linda also served what she called a homemade Tomato/Garlic/Basil Aioli to accompany the soup and main course entree.

~ Fruit and Mint flavored ice water ~

 Linda came around with slices of warm French bread...

...that accompanied a delicious Spinach Salad with Watermelon, Pineapple, Blueberries, Pine Nuts and crumbled Blue Cheese, served with Coconut Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

The main course was Roasted Zucchini and Riced Cauliflower served with Hashbrown, Egg, Cheese and Ham Bake.  Delicious!

She also served chilled Watermelon Kombucha.  It was my first time to try the fermented tea [made at a local store], and it was very good. 

Following the main course, we went into Linda's family room where Reneé, NHP [Natural Health Practioner and Body Worker] did a 'raindrop technique' massage on one of the guests using Young Living Essential Oils.  This was the 'restoration' aspect of the tea.  It was very interesting, and Debbie said it was very relaxing.  After the massage we went back to the dining room for dessert, Almond Joy Delight with Vanilla Ice Cream, and Coconut Vanilla black tea.

Linda sent us home with gift bags that included an article about Tea for One and it's health benefits, as well as a tin of tea.  Thanks, Linda, for a fabulous, relaxing afternoon!


  1. What a lovely event at your friend Linda's - I love her apron! Just checked the bio list and I will get to meet Linda myself in a couple of weeks. :-)

  2. How special! She put a lot of work in to make it a special time for all of you!

  3. Oh, what a nice event! Relaxation and Restoration is something we all need. Right now I think I need some Raspberry Champagne White Tea. :-) That sounds beyond delicious. I'm glad you could take part in this lovely afternoon.

  4. Wow! Such beautiful presentation, and lovely variety of food and beverages. What a fun afternoon!


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