Friday, November 18, 2011

Victorian Tea of Thanksgiving a Success

Persons from as far as Dallas came to enjoy the Victorian Tea of Thanksgiving hosted by the Brazos Heritage Society on the afternoons of November 12-13, 2011, in the beautifully decorated Clary House, located at 601 East 30th Street in the Bryan Historic District.

The menu for this tea included:

Devilishly Delicious Egg Salad Sandwich
Egg salad with a hint of dill.

English Pear Tea Sandwich
Tea sandwich made with Stilton cheese, pear, and walnuts.

Royal Watercress Roll
Cream cheese roll dipped in watercress and pecans.

Chicken Cranberry Tart
Pastry filled with a delicious blend of chicken-cranberry salad.

Orange Blossoms
A delightful taste of citrus.

Shadowlawn Teacakes
Cookies flavored with almond liqueur.

Decadent Chocolate Truffles
Crushed wafers with dark chocolate.

Thanksgiving Tea Bread
Citrus cranberry bread.

Petite Pumpkin Muffins
A taste of the season.

Tea Served
Prince of Wales

Members of the committee for this event included: Linda Roberts, Beverly Myers, Nat Hilliard, Sheila Fields, Tamara Garza, Glynis Gore, Fran Kimbrough, Cindy Irwin, Fran Lamb, Tommie Sue Powers, and Joy Teague.

Music was provided by classical guitarist and composer Byron Goble, whose selections were perfect for this event.  Additional information about this talented musician may be found at his website:

The Clary House is a transitional style home built by Charlie Jenkins for John H. Moore in 1902.  Since that time the house has undergone considerable renovation.  The current and fourth owner – Linda Roberts – totally renovated this historic house’s interior and now operates it as a bed and breakfast.  For more information about the Clary House, visit:

Persons attending the tea had the opportunity to purchase a book containing recipes from this and previous teas for $10.00.  There are a few more of these books available; persons interested in purchasing one may contact Beverly Myers by phone at 979-229-9414 or by email at

Proceeds from this event will go to fulfilling the mission of the Brazos Heritage Society.  Several photographs taken during this event may be viewed on the Smilebox below.

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