Join us at Basketique for Afternoon Tea
Relax with a pot of tea and an assortment of tea sandwiches and condiments; finish up with a bit of our delicious chocolates and other sweets.
$30.00 per person
Ala Carte ~
Cup of Tea ~ $2.50
Pot of Tea ~ $5.00
Savories & Sweets ~ Priced as Marked
Basketique began as a custom gift basket shop. As the economy slowed in that regard, Pat received the appropriate licensing to serve & demonstrate all the wonderful gourmet foods that might go into a gift basket. With the help of "The Tea Table", by Shelley & Bruce Richardson, the little book that became an inspiration and great resource, high tea lunch was served! The idea was to use the products that we sell in the shop and create a beautiful dining experience. PG Tips, a hearty and robust British tea blend, became the favored beverage served hot with milk and Demerara raw brown sugar cubes.
Keeping in mind that some items served are seasonal and/or subject to availability, an example for a standard fare might be:
1st Course--Cold Soup, Assortment of Condiments, such as gourmet salsas, muffuletta mix, cheese straws, imported chips;
2nd Course--Prince William Fish & Chips (a tribute to Prince William & Kate's Royal Wedding): cucumber sandwich with goat butter & watercress, salmon pate on poppyseed crackers, beet-topped deviled ham & orange marmalade sandwich;
3rd Course--Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad, Imported Applesauce and Cottage Cheese;
4th Course--Varied Assortment of Tea Sandwiches, such as egg salad, chicken salad, lettuce with pickled carrot and asparagus wrapped in boiled ham & baby swiss cheese, pumpkin-butter & sliced apple on pecan-dipped cinnamon-raisin bread;
5th Course--Scones with Clotted Cream & Gourmet Jellies;
6th Course--Petit Fours, Key Lime Tarts, Gourmet Swiss Chocolate Hand-Dipped Strawberries.
We believe that our tea experience is a ceremonial occasion. We serve this exquisite presentation on beautiful linens, both old and new, with silverware, crystal and china handed down to me from beloved family members. Please relax, feed your body and soul, and enjoy!*
Fancy Nancy Teas
For our younger guests, we love hosting a "celebration" (which is a fancy way of saying a party). These young patrons get to learn about etiquette (fancy word for polite manners) and ensembles (which is fancy for describing the clothes that are worn). The book, "Fancy Nancy", is read and usually a craft depictng a portion of the story is completed. The food is also from the menu suggested in the book and is quite "fancy". Birthdays, friends' socials, or rewards for good behavior and school work are examples of the perfect opportunity for a Fancy Nancy Tea Party. We also offer an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party choice. Schedule your next storybook tea at Over the Second Cup Tea Room!*
*Because we buy & prepare our food according to the number of guests in the reservation, cancellations on the day of the party will incur a charge to the hostess. We will, however, do our best to put together a take-home package.
We carry quite an assortment of teas at Over the Second Cup Tea Room. During our High Tea, we serve PG Tips, England’s no. 1 tea. Word has it this is the tea the Queen herself drinks! It is harvested from the top two leaves and a bud from the finest Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan bushes to create a quality tea with exceptional taste.
Elmwood Inn Fine Teas uses premium teas, herbs, fruits, and other ingredients to blend their wonderful teas—and they are blended right here in the USA! Some of the many flavors we carry are: Abigail’s Blend, Apricot, Banana Split Fruit Infusion, Black Currant, Black Dragon Oolong, Blueberry Fruit Infusion, Bourbon Black, Chai Rooibos, Cherry Rose Green, Chocolate Mint, Christmas in a Cup, Darjeeling Autumnal, Earl Gray, English Breakfast, English Breakfast Organic Decaf, Farmer’s Market Decaf, French Vanilla, Ginger Orange Decaf, Ginger Orange Green, Hyson Green, Indian Chai, Irish Blend, Jasmine Green, Jasmine Pearls, Kentucky Blend, Lemon Rooibos, Lover’s Leap Ceylon, Mango White, Orange & Spice, Peach Black, Peppermint Decaf, Pineapple Lemon, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Rose White, Sencha Green, Serene Green, Southern Pecan, Tangy Turmeric Ginger, Ti Kwan Yin Oolong, Tropical Blend, Wild Cherry, Wild Strawberry Green, Yoga Blend Green, Over the Second Cup Tea Room’s Signature Earl Gray Lavender, and the most sought-after--Silver Needle White Tea.
JUSTEA offers several kinds of teas including purple tea! This unique variety yields beautiful, vibrant purple leaves. Grown organically, these tea leaves are naturally purple because they contain anthocyanins, the same super antioxidants found in other purple plants like blueberries and pomegranates. Similar to green tea, purple tea is very healthy with little caffeine and an exquisite taste. Savoring a cup of JUSTEA’s tea means you are making a difference in the lives of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Africa. Every tin has a hand-carved olive wood tea spoon attached. We offer a variety of flavors including: African Breakfast, African Chai, Chamomile Cleanse, Little Berry Hibiscus, Kenyan Earl Grey, Mt. Kenya Black, Purple Chocolate, Purple Jasmine, Purple Mint, Purple Rain, and Sunkissed Rooibos.
Tea Drops are organic pressed teas made with genuine tea leaves that dissolve in hot water. They are women-owned in California and are loved by Oprah Magazine, Michelle Obama, and Tory Burch. Tea Drops available are: Citrus Ginger, Ginger Peach cobbler, Glow (a glowing blend of hibiscus flower, rose hips, cinnamon, & tart cherry), Thai Iced Tea, and a variety box with Blueberry Acai, Cardamom Spice, Chocolate Earl Gray, Citrus Ginger, Matcha Green Tea, Pumpkin Spice, Rose Earl Grey, Sweet Peppermint, Turmeric, and Vanilla White Tea.
Flying Bird Botanicals offer beautifully delicious, nourishing teas and drinking chocolates, handcrafted in Bellingham, WA using herbs lovingly grown on organic farms in the USA and on organic farms around the world. Following their own unique original recipes, each batch of tea is slowly and carefully tailored according to the flavor and origin of each herb, tea leaf, and spice. Their single source heirloom cacao is complemented with organic flowers, herbs, citrus, and spices to create a drinking chocolate to be sipped and savored. Among their many offerings are: Farm & Forest (wholesome herbs harvested to create a lush, lemony, minty cup of comfort), Throat Soothe (licorice root & herbs to coat & calm your throat), Twilight Mint (sweet & spicy mint blended to promote healthy digestion), and Vanilla Rose Ceylon (vanilla bean & rose petals with Ceylon tea).
Nina’s of Paris offers their Marie-Antoinette tea. Rose petals, apple from the King’s Kitchen Garden -Versailles and rose essence are combined to make this delightful tea.
Dethlefsen & Balk offers classic teas, rarities, and over 5,000 tea taster blends, apart from the 300 standard catalogue teas, that are readily available. The quality of the tea is only one determining factor for the purchasing decision of their tea tasters. Longstanding relationships with plantation managers, the cultivation standards of the teas, as well as the social conditions on the plantations, lead to a trustful cooperation with their partners and the product. The consideration and devotion to all of these facets is the guarantor for first class quality teas and the preservation of a continuous and high-performing cultivation of tea. Available in: Blackberry/Maple Flavored Black Tea, Curcuma Chai Black/Herb Tea, Decaf Pineapple/Lemon Black Tea Blend, Juniper/Lemon/Ginger Flavored Fruit Tea, Mango ‘n Friends Flavored Fruit Tea, Roasted Almond Flavored Fruit Tea, Strawberry/Sparkling Wine Flavored Fruit Tea, Watermelon Flavored Fruit Tea, Acerola/Cherry/Pineapple Flavored Green Tea, Chocolate/Banana/Walnut Flavored Green Tea, Ginger/Apple Flavored Green Tea, Special Premium Ginseng Oolong Green Tea, Ginger Organic Herb Tea, Orange/Grapefruit Flavored Herb Tea, and Vanilla Horchata Flavored Rooibos Tea.