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22 November 2010 @ 04:34 pm
photos from Steampunk Afternoon Tea  
Our associates over at MeetUp.com organized a Steampunk Afternoon Tea, which was held at Tea & Sympathy in the West Village on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Because Tea & Sympathy seats only 23 people, the organizers had to cap attendance event after 10 RSVPs and I did not promote the event on LiveJournal or Facebook. Our group did wait a bit over an hour to be seated (they do not take reservations), but that couldn't be helped, and the staff of T&S were wonderfully accomodating. If you missed out, not to worry, they are working on setting up regular teas at a more spacious location and of course I will be sure to spread the word.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Group shot taken by our waitress. Clockwise from lower left: Janice, Tristan, Robert, Samuel, Rachel, Steve, Morgana, Catherine, Katherine, and Brandon. Hopefully I got those names right.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
We enjoyed lively and spirited conversation while waiting for the tea to arrive.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Steve pouring Earl Grey. Each teapot and teacup are different, which makes for a very pretty table.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Robert pouring for Catherine.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Samuel pouring from an Alice in Wonderland-themed teapot.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Two 'high tea' orders included finger sandwiches, scones, jam, tea of course, and cakes, including a jam-and-cream cake the size of my head.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
I had a tasty mushroom sheperd's pie, washed down with Earl Grey.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Post-tea group shot, including me but sans Morgana, who was holding the cameras.

[Steampunk Tea December 2010]
Post-tea group shot, sans me, who was holding the cameras.