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Feeling Pampered at The Inn at St. Peter's

This is the first season that The Inn at St. Peter's has an Afternoon Tea sitting. Whenever I drive 'down east' as we call it here on Prince Edward Island, I feel a thrill of seeing territory that is so stimulating visually that I wish I had more time to explore. It was a rather blustery day with some rain, then sun, then clouds and rain again. It couldn't be more pleasant knowing that an afternoon tea awaited. My daughter Emily was the perfect tea mate!

[caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignleft" width="700"]At the end of a wild flower bordered lane...The Inn At the end of a wild flower bordered lane...The Inn[/caption]

The dining area was a soft yellow and the walls were adorned with a selection of bright coloured art. Yellow is my favourite colour! Our view of St. Peter's Bay, even on a cloudy day, was stunning. The mussel traps peppered the surface of the water. I watched the gardener pruning and trimming one of their many gardens while we sat at a window table and pondered the menu.

[caption id="attachment_1469" align="aligncenter" width="700"]LB2edited Looks delicious to us and gluten free is available too.[/caption]

Jess was the hostess. She brought us each a pot of Lady's Slipper Blend and poured the first cup for us. The loose leaf was put directly into the pot and the hot brewed tea was then poured through the strainer. She brought us an additional carafe of hot water to add to the pot.

[caption id="attachment_1471" align="aligncenter" width="513"]A smile can make all the difference A smile can make all the difference[/caption]

The fruit cup was filled with pear, melons and raspberries topped with an edible flower from their gardens.

[caption id="attachment_1473" align="aligncenter" width="525"]Ambience, view, delightful tea time all at once - aahh Ambience, view, delightful tea time all at once - aahh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1475" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Oh, where have you been my beauty? Oh, where have you been my beauty?[/caption]

When I talked with Karen the owner earlier in the season, she said that when she decided to add Afternoon Tea to their meal offerings, aunts, mothers, cousins, grandmothers and friends started donating fine bone china cups and saucers to the cause. So every guest is drinking from a cherished cup and saucer with its own story. I love that.

[caption id="attachment_1476" align="aligncenter" width="525"]With years of serving tea, it is always a treat to sit back and be pampered. With years of serving tea, it is always a treat to sit back and be pampered.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1477" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Ambience, view, delightful tea time all at once. Ambience, view, delightful tea time all at once.[/caption]

Thank you Karen Davey for such a lovely experience at your inn, and my compliments to the chef! Thank you, too, for choosing Lady Baker's Teas for your tea service.

And to my readers, if you are in the St. Peter's Bay area, you must stop in for tea. No matter where you are, tea time at the Inn at St. Peter's is a must-do this summer! If you do go, leave me a comment below and let me know about your experience!
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