Update: This tea was originally scheduled for Feb 21.  We have moved this tea to March 21st in place of the Easter Bonnet Tea due to inclement weather.

George & Martha: A Love Story Tea       

March 21, 2015 at 1pm

Bunbury’s Tea Room at Elk Forge Inn


george and marthaTake Tea as the Washington’s’ enjoyed at Mt Vernon with Martha’s own ‘receipts’ of George’s favorite dishes. We will explore the history and mystery of Tea, as well as its’ arrival in the Americas and impact on our history.


First: Courtship   –   Tea & Scones

The Washington’s favorite China Black and Green Teas.  Vanilla and Cherry Scones served with jam and cream

There is a destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of human nature.” G. Washington


Second: Marriage   –    Soup & Salad

Peanut Soup & Salad Greens with Colonial Mustard Vinaigrette

“My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. Those who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be affected by it.” George Washington              


Third: In Love and War   –    Savories & Sweets

Butter & ‘Cowcumbers’, Oxford Kates Sausage, Pickled Herring, Chicken Pie, Nut Tart, Cherry Bread & Butter Pudding, Martha’s Bon-bon

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” Martha Washington


Fourth: Mount Vernon   –   Dessert

Martha Washington’s Great Cake with Simple Tea Syrup

“I retain an unalterable affection for you, which n­either time nor distance can change.” George Washington


$30 /pp (limited seating)

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wayfarer’s House, a local women & children’s shelter.

Bunbury’s Tea Room at Elk Forge Inn  

807 Elk Mills Rd, Elkton, MD 21921