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May 8, 2007

CW's Christiana Campbell's Tavern hosts afternoon tea

Eighteenth-century tavern owner Christiana Campbell cordially invites guests to join her for an afternoon of tea and her favorite savories in the comfort of her fine establishment in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

Mrs. Campbell, portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg interpreter Stevie Kauffman, looks forward to regaling you with historical stories of the period. Guests will be treated to her personal tea selections, including Mrs. Campbell’s Seasonal Blend, Darjeeling Blend, Earl Grey, and English Breakfast, all of which are hand-blended by master blender John Harney and are sure to delight. John Harney operates Harney & Sons Fine Teas in Salisbury, Conn. Since 1983, he and his sons, Michael and Paul, have worked to produce great teas at a price that would make it an everyday luxury. Now hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Williamsburg Inn and gourmet shops like Williams-Sonoma serve Harney tea in their establishments.

These flavorful teas are paired with a palate pleasing, light three-service meal. Savories such as currant scones with clotted cream and orange and strawberry preserves, tea breads, sandwiches, short breads and tea pastries lend to this unique 18th-century experience.

Mrs. Campbell’s Afternoon Tea is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from May-December. Seating begins at 2 p.m.

Cost is $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 6-12 and includes tax and gratuity. Prices are subject to change without notice. For more information or reservations, call 1-800-HISTORY (1-800-447-8679).

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern is located on 101 S. Waller St. in Williamsburg, Va.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a resort that includes more than 1,000 guest rooms, 10 restaurants and 66,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64.

For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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