Camella’s Remember When
Camella’s Remember When tea parlor, Abingdon, Va.
They say that a good woman is like tea—the longer she’s in hot water the stronger she gets. At Camella’s Remember When tea parlor in Abingdon, Va., women of all kinds and tea connoisseurs in general are invited to sip from an interesting selection of fine teas while enjoying afternoon, cream, or sandwich tea service.
Tea service includes the choice of two pots of tea. There are standards such as English Breakfast Black and Jasmine Green, but don’t shy away from trying the more unique blends. Frank Sinatra inspired Camella’s signature tea, Blue Eyes, which carries a blend of apple, hibiscus, and caramel flavors and a rosy hue. Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai is sweet and spicy, while Earl Gray de la Crème is a truly exceptional variation on the bergamot-scented brew, and Versailles Lavender Earl Gray is heralded as one of Camella’s favorites.
Afternoon tea, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., also brings a three-tiered tray with warm scones, Devonshire cream, lemon curd, finger sandwiches and canapés, a petite soup de jour or salad, and finally dessert. Cream tea and sandwich tea, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., are lighter services, splitting sweet and savory tastes.
The parlor is small, so reservations are recommended. Service for private parties and special occasions can accommodate up to 20.
In addition to tea service, Camella’s also has a shop with loose leaf teas, tea pots, spices, and a small boutique with Victorian era inspired wares. Shop online at camellasrememberwhen.com or call 276.676.0089.