Place to Visit: Nan's Tea Room in Elizabeth, Colorado: October Tea Tasting
I experienced a first and so did Nan's Tea Room in Elizabeth, Colorado...our FIRST tea Tea Tasting! I was lucky enough to be seated with 5 new friends - Hal and his wife Linda, Jacque and her mom Marci and Geri! We had a lovely time trying new teas, eating delicious treats and getting to know each other.
Visitors to Nan's Tea Room will be seated in one of the themed rooms - the Parlor Room, Garden Room or the Kitchen Room. My new friends and I were seated in the Kitchen Room. All the rooms are decorated for the fall season.
We spend the afternoon trying 5 teas. Each tea was paried with a homemade snack. Nan educated us about each tea - its name, its characteristics - and she directed us to the appropriate food pairing. I would love to tell you about each of the teas and the wonderful sandwiches, desserts, breads and cakes that we had...however, I'm going to suggest that you'll have to come to YOURSELF to the next tea tasting to see what you missed!
I will tell you about my favorite - Anel Falls Mist - so named for the highest waterfall in the world, which is located in Venezuela. The tea smells like berries, is pink in color and has a very faint strawberry taste. This tea is also very good cold (of course we had it hot). Nan served strawberry shortcake with chocolate syrup. Mmmm!
At the end of our pleasant afternoon, we were each given a sampling of Pumpkin Spice tea to taste. This will be the featured tea for the month of November. Nan will be preparing Pumpkin Cranberry bread to compliment the Pumpkin Spice tea.
I learned a lot about the differnt types of tea - herbal teas, green tea, black tea (my favorite) and red tea (who knew)? I also learned a lot about the towns of Elizabeth and Caste Rock. My new friends enjoyed sharing stories about their towns.
Nan's Tea Room is located at 392 B Main Street in downtown Elizabeth, Colorado. Hours of operation have been recently expanded, Mondays are 10:30am-2pm and Tuesday through Saturday are 10:30am-3pm.
To see the full menu and more information about Nan's Tea Room go to www.NansElizabethTeaRoom.com.
If you would like to read about my lunch time visit to Nan's Tea Room click here.
(Photos of Nan's Tea Room are used with permission. Photo of Angel Falls from Wikipedia.)
The Foerster Team
Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors