Lita, as my girls call her, has recently moved to the Savannah area from Florida. My daughter Hannah, who had never been to this particular tea room, accompanied us.
I chose the Savannah Grey: A superior China black tea with long silvery tips. Bergamot (a Mediterranean citrus) and lavender are added to this beautiful tea for optimum taste. Cornflower and safflower petals are added to enhance your visual pleasure. It was heavenly!
Hannah chose Vanilla Jasmine: This aromatic and complex special evening tea results from marrying green and black tea with fine jasmine petals, vanilla extract, and spices.
Lita chose the Valentine Tea: Strawberries, red raspberries, red currants, cinnamon, cloves & cornflower petals are added to a blend of two Indian teas.
David, our knowledgeable and attentive server did not recommend the balsamic reduction that comes on this dish. I asked if it could be served on the side. I was grateful for his expertise and after tasting it, glad I heeded his warning.
The tuna was light and delicate. It would have been overpowered by the balsamic. I squeezed the lemon slices over it instead... perfect! I drizzled a tiny bit of dressing over the spinach greens... very flavorful! The jicama was crunchy and grape tomatoes, sweet and ripe.
I may have a new favorite dish. I at least need to go back while they still have the tuna. The menu is ever-changing and very creative. I have never had anything I didn't love.
We enjoyed sweets after lunch. Almond cake, shortbread, a miniature scone with Devonshire cream and jam. I was full, but not stuffed. The tuna was a perfect sized lunch. With the addition of a pot and a half of Savannah Grey tea, soup, salad and dessert, who could ask for more?
Well, maybe a little nap in one of those large wing chairs... just wake me in thirty.