I'm not really fond of trying new things. I have terrible anxiety and when I do something out of the ordinary, I get all discombobulated. My heart palpitates, I break out into a sweat, my stomach gets all knotty. So when I read about Alicia's blog carnival Try New Things Thursday, I thought no way, I can't try new things! But then I thought about it and decided I should step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Sounds crazy to put myself through some torture! But maybe if I do it enough, I won't experience such bad anxiety. Sounds good anyway!
A few weeks ago, Groupon was offering a discount to Roswell Teahouse. So I bought two for me and my Momma. My Momma loves tea. In fact, she works at a place in Douglasville that offers afternoon teas. She loves it. So after my ordeal with this crazy surgery and her spending nearly an entire week with me, changing diapers and folding laundry, I thought it only appropriate to show my appreciation by taking her to the Roswell Teahouse.
I've never been there before. We usually have our own tea parties. We left early, so we wouldn't get lost and be late...to avoid some anxiety.
It was really nice. The food was pretty good. The kids had a great time too! They offer a Princess Tea for the kids. The Princess Tea had PB&J sandwiches, open faced Nutella sandwich, chocolate dipped strawberry and cream puff, apple strudel, cucumber sandwiches, and a slice of chocolate Bundt cake.
The full afternoon tea included all the above plus a bowl of soup. We chose Tomato Basil, it was delicious!
Our sandwiches included a smoked salmon open faced sandwich, which I did not like.
Their scones were really strange. They were baked in a muffin tin but tasted like a flaky, dry muffin. The lemon curd was wonderfully delicious. Sissy LOVED it! She ate nearly the entire bowl!
Boo-Boo tried their Teddy Bear flavored tea. It had apple, light almond and cinnamon notes. Very tasty and pretty, it was pink! Sissy and I tried the Georgia Peach tea. Very clean, fruity flavor. Momma had the Chocolate Safari and Pumpkin Spice Cream. The Chocolate Safari was not very chocolatey, but had notes of chocolate, Momma loved it. I tried some of the Pumpkin Spice Cream. It was pumpkin-y and spicy. I didn't get the creamy notes, but I really liked it.
It was a fun day. I think the kids had more fun than we did!
We had a great day. My anxiety did get the better of me at one point, but after downing some cold water, I was fine. Trying new things might not be so bad after all.