“High Tea”

Perhaps it is because the first of these events was held in London (January 24, 2009, to be exact).  Anyway, once we started thinking about organizing a ride here in Austin, the idea of ending the event with the British tradition of  a “high tea” sprung to mind.

Having never experienced a “high tea” (I hear the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA puts on a good one), I consulted an expert – Ted, the organizer of the Tweed Run for the London Fixed Gear/Single Speed Society.  Ted informs me as to how “high tea” is comprised of cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, followed by scones and clotted cream, served with lashings of milky darjeeling. 

Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t do cucumber sandwiches – with or without the crusts.  Raw cucumbers wreak havoc upon my innards.  On the other hand, I could get into some serious trouble with “clotted cream” (known here in the States as “whipped cream”).   Speaking of which, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass was one of my favorite groups as a kid…

But I digress…

No matter how British we want to make this thing, we won’t be having “high tea.”  Rather, we will be serving tea-and-scones upon the completion of the ride.   Depending on how helpful the folks at Central Market want to be with our little event, we might need to exact a slight charge for these refreshments.  All profits will be contributed to a yet-to-be-named charity.  Bicycle-related, of course.

Published in: on December 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

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