Well, it wasn't high tea at Highclere Castle we shared last night at the library in Sheridan. No.
To make the tea, she said, the pot must be hot and water boiling when poured onto the tea leaves, then steeped under a tea cozy.
In the end, after her presentation, when the tea was poured and the scones (skahns), not scones, we learned, were buttered and topped with clotted cream and jam, all 35 people in the room enjoyed the treat.
And shared their exuberance over learning how the English royalty, like those portrayed in the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” who inspired the night's presentation may have enjoyed their tea, and other little tea tidbits.
Many who attended the event, like Heather Cote, were even inspired to dress the part.
The presenter, who's originally from New Zealand, owns Kiwi Katering in Sheridan.