Summer Tea Selections:
Our Summer Afternoon Tea includes chef’s choice of three sandwiches, two scones, and three pastries per person served on the traditional 3-tiered stand. While daily selections vary depending on the seasons’ freshest offerings, the following menu is what you can expect to find our chefs whipping up on your visit!
Sandwiches and Savories
- Lemon Parsley Chicken Salad on Cheese Gougeres
- Cucumber Sandwich with French Fines Herb and Garlic Cheese
- Crostini with Lemon Hummus and Eggplant Caponata
- Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
- Phyllo Cups with Summer Shrimp salad and Basil Aioli
- Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, and Artichoke Sandwich
- Deviled Egg Salad Sandwich
- Nicoise Tuna Salad on Baguette
- Crostini with Spinach Chevre Mousse and Tomato Salad
Scones (Served with Jam and Creme Fraiche)
- Vanilla Cream
- Ginger Blueberry
- Lime Coconut
- Peach Almond
- Zucchini Raisin
Pastries and Sweets
- Strawberry Shortcake with Citrus Cream
- Chocolate Pavlovas with Ganache and Cookie Crumbles
- Tartlet with Lemon Curd and Raspberry
- Peach and Blueberry Galette
- Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting
- Mango Cheesecake
- Chocolate Cupcakes
Loose Leaf and Sachet Tea Selections:
The Inn on Negley Teas feature a large selection of teas from Harney and Sons, Stash Tea Company, and local tea blenders.
Available for Purchase in our tea shop.
Black teas are processed by withering, rolling, or cutting, fermenting and finally firing camellia sinensis leaves. Flavors will vary depending on region of production and season of harvest. Scented teas include added ingredients. Unless decaffeinated, black teas will have the highest caffeine content of all teas.
English Breakfast – A full bodied tea, often taken with milk and sugar
Decaffeinated English Breakfast
Darjeeling – Thin bodied Indian tea, characterized by a floral and musky flavor
Earl Grey – A blend of Chinese and Indian black teas, infused with oil of bergamot
Decaffeinated Earl Grey
Black Currant – Chinese black tea with rich and fruity flavor of currant
Vanilla Creme – Premium blend of black teas with vanilla bean and nut creme
Hot Cinnamon Spice – Naturally sweet and spicy blend of black teas with three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves
Chocolate Mint – Black tea blend with peppermint leaves and a hint of chocolate
Ginger Peach – Black tea blend with dried peach and a hint of ginger
Camellia sinensis leaves are purposely bruised but never but in the production of Oolong. With a shorter fermentation period than black teas, Oolong teas will have less caffeine and are finished by drying of pan frying rather than firing. taken without sweeteners or milk.
Pomegranate Oolong – Ti Kwan Yin Chinese Oolong with delicate earthy flavor infused with tangy pomegranate
Formosa Oolong – Taiwanese origin. Longer fermentation than a China Oolong, characterized by a darker color, medium body and a toasty flavor
Freshly picked camellia sinesis leaves are dried and soon heated by roasting or steaming to halt fermentation. Low caffeine content. As with black and oolong teas, different methods of harvesting and processing yield varying flavors. Taken without milk.
Premium Green Tea – Tea leaves steam processed in a traditional Japanese style. Herbaceous, slightly sweet and nutty flavor.
Tropical Green – Blend of green teas with added flavor or tropical fruits. Heavy notes of pineapple
New buds of camellia sinesis are plucked before opening, then withered in the sun and dried. Rare and delicate. No astringency and low in caffeine. Taken without milk.
Mutan White – Straw colored liquor with light herbaceous flavor
White Vanilla Grapefruit – Complex blend of white teas with smooth vanilla and fresh citrus.
Herbal and Fruit Tisanes
The following do not contain camellia sinesis, however, are served hot and may have medicinal effect.
Verveine – Beautiful leaves of verbena yield a full bodied brew with lemony flavor.
Peppermint – Refreshing and pure
Chamomile – Egyptian flowers with relaxing effect
Raspberry – Natural raspberry with hibiscus, rosehips and a hint of mint
Mango Passionfruit – Rosehips, orange peel, hibiscus, lemongrass, and rich fruity flavors
Lemon Ginger – Smooth lemon with a hint of ginger