Victoria: The Art of Tea Recipes & Rituals + Giveaway

The Art of Tea: Recipes and Rituals (Victoria) | © #teaparty #book #giveaway

Calling all tea enthusiasts,

I have a fun book to share and give away,

filled with tea party ideas, recipes and beautiful inspiration:

Victoria: The Art of Tea: Recipes and Rituals

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Readers of this beautiful book from the editors of Victoria magazine are invited to savor the pleasures and possibilities of the cherished ritual of tea shared by people the world over.

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Divided into four enticing sections, this exquisitely photographed volume offers page after page of ideas for making teatime an unforgettable experience. Begin by learning the essentials, from differentiating the various types of tea to learning the “tools of the tray” and how to brew the perfect pot.

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Recipes for classic scones and the traditional accompaniments, such as lemon curd and clotted cream, are also included. The Celebrations chapter is filled with inspiration, tips, and recipes for planning special occasions, whether it’s a summertime gathering with butterfly-adorned china and a menu that includes delicate lavender cream scones or an outdoor setting to celebrate Mother’s Day, where roses–both botanical and edible–are the order of the day.

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Since presentation is such an important part of any event, readers will discover a treasure trove of brilliant ways for creating the perfect tea affair from start to finish. With a basic “tea primer” leading off this section, the visual journey continues with beautiful linens, china, silver, and floral arrangements before addressing the details–those grace notes that make all the difference in a tableau.

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And for journeys of a different kind, the spotlight shines on some of the editors’ favorite tea destinations, both stateside and abroad. Among the featured venues are the gilded grandeur of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel and the history-steeped environs of The Williamsburg Inn in Virginia and Washington, D.C.’s Willard Hotel. For those whose adventures go beyond America’s borders, they’ll add The Empress in Canada, Ashford Castle in Ireland, and Bettys Café Tea Rooms in England to their must-visit lists.

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Feast your eyes on these beautiful and mouth-watering pages!

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There were plenty of sweet offerings to tempt me including Pecan-Thyme Shortbread Cookies,

Orange-Tarragon Mini Bundt Cakes, Strawberry-Hazelnut Tartlets

and Lavender Cream Scones, to name a few.

Victoria The Art of Tea Recipes & Rituals + Giveaway | © #teaparty #book #giveaway

Along with savory tea sandwiches. . .

Victoria The Art of Tea Recipes & Rituals + Giveaway | © #teaparty #book #giveaway

Almost too pretty to eat!

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I pulled together some teatime treats from the archives for you to sample!

Click on the links for the complete recipe.

Patchwork Tea Sandwiches! A patchwork of cucumber, thinly sliced radishes, and strawberries on top of a cream cheese spread | © #teaparty #recipes

Patchwork Tea Sandwiches

A patchwork of cucumber, thinly sliced radishes, and strawberries on top of a cream cheese spread.

Garnish with edible flowers and herbs.

"Rose" Beef Bites | © #teaparty #recipes

“Rose” Beef Bites

A pretty way to serve a roast beef canapé for a party!

Mini Flower Tartlets | © #teaparty #recipes

Mini Flower Tartlets

 Easy and fun to make using refrigerated pie crust!

Make the flower tart shells in advance, store in an airtight container and serve

with an assortment of sweet or savory fillings at teatime!

Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches | © #teaparty #recipes

Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches

 Finger sandwiches of cake, filled with layers of chocolate buttercream and strawberry-cream cheese.

Use a pound cake from the grocery store for an easy no-bake treat and quick assembly.

Mini Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese Tarts | © #teaparty #recipes

Mini Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese Tarts

Luscious and lemony, these mini tarts are a sweet treat for teatime.

Serve with berries and edible flowers if desired.

Teapot Bouquets and Lakeside Table by the Azaleas | © #tablescape #tea #flowers #spring #lake

Join me at the table for

Teapot Bouquets + Lakeside Table by the Azaleas

Teapot Bouquets and Lakeside Table by the Azaleas | © #tablescape #tea #flowers #spring #lake

Or a serving of tea and whimsy for a

Wonderland-inspired Tea Party:

Wonderland-inspired tea party | © #aliceinwonderland #teaparty #madteaparty

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I have two copies of The Art of Tea to giveaway.

To enter the giveaway and for a chance to win a copy, leave

a comment telling me your favorite tea or teatime treat.

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Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email and let me know by comment. (Subscription box can be found at the top right hand corner if visiting by laptop or half way down if viewing on your mobile device or tablet.)

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For a third entry, Pin a photo from this post

and leave a comment telling me so.

The Pin/Save button pops up on the upper left corner of each photo.

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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight August 12th.


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  153 comments for “Victoria: The Art of Tea Recipes & Rituals + Giveaway

  1. Barbara Zuleski
    August 5, 2021 at 6:05 am

    We love Earl Grey, and can not wait till covid is a sad chapter in the past and we can once again share a good cup of tea with friends.

    • Jennifer Morriss
      August 5, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      I love your website, it’s so inspiring. I wish I had your eye for design.

    • Jemney fontana
      August 5, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Love all things tea parties!!! My mom taught me that love. I passed down to my daughter as well. In celebration of my mom’s birthday, I’ll be putting a tea party together to honor that once loved and cherished memories we had enjoying our tea together.

  2. Lynne
    August 5, 2021 at 6:43 am

    I’m a total tea drinker!! Tea and a scone are tough to beat!!!

    • Pat
      August 5, 2021 at 9:47 am

      Oh Mary, this post was just my cup of tea! I subscribe to Tea Time magazine also. Your presentations are just as lovely as theirs. My favorite teas are Paris by Harney and Sons and Lady Grey by Twinings. I have been a subscriber for a long time. Thank you for this most generous giveaway!

      • Sharon
        August 5, 2021 at 11:23 am

        What beautiful presentations! I am a fan of several varieties of teas but my go to most days is a cup of Red Rose.

      • Clara
        August 5, 2021 at 11:52 am

        What an elegant post Mary! Everything shown is so beautiful and the food looks delicious. I especially like the roast beef roses. They’re not only pretty, they look tasty too! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day. Clara❤️

    • Linda
      August 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      I love tra parties and before the pandemic I hosted a party during the Christmas holiday season. I love the cucumber sandwiches and organic peach tea. Your tea party is so beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Jenny Gebhardt
    August 5, 2021 at 6:53 am

    My favorite hot tea is “sweets &spicy” from good earth. My favorite iced tea is Tazo passion. Although… I have recently started making my own tea from lemon balm in the garden mixed with green tea and honey.

  4. Winette Jeffery
    August 5, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Good morning! I am enjoying my Decaf Blackberry Sage tea hot or cold as the days of summer pass…
    Mary- as usual- you inspire us! Take care, all in these times!
    Winette in VA

    • Deborah Langshaw
      August 5, 2021 at 9:30 am

      blackberry sage tea sounds great ,i never seen it before where do you find it at would love to try it.

  5. Debbie- Dabble
    August 5, 2021 at 6:56 am

    A truly breathtakingly beautiful post!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. Jane
    August 5, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Awesome display! You make everything look so easy.
    Simply beautiful!
    Earl Grey is my choice of tea.
    Have a great Thursday.
    Thank you

  7. Kim from Ga
    August 5, 2021 at 6:58 am

    What a beautiful book! I’m a tea drinker and prefer green tea! With the heat of the summer I’ve been drinking it iced and am hooked on a peach green tea that my sister turned me on to. All your recipes look delicious! Thanks for the chance to win, I’m a subscriber and enjoy your wonderful blog.

    Kim from Ga

  8. Kim from Ga
    August 5, 2021 at 6:59 am

    I pinned your beautiful patchwork tea sandwiches and teacups. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kim from Ga

  9. MrsSW
    August 5, 2021 at 7:03 am

    My friend comes over on Thursday afternoons and we enjoy tea and cookies. ;)

    Thank you for sponsoring this nice give-away.


  10. Jerrie Stanton
    August 5, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Mary, I’m a long time follower and this book looks beautiful! In the mornings Vanilla Chai is my tea of choice and in the afternoon I’m an iced hibiscus tea drinker. I pinned your Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches and beautiful teapot table by the lake. Thank you for the chance to win. Jerrie

  11. Shelley Welch
    August 5, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Good morning! My favorite cup of tea is stash’s double bergamot, hot or iced. In the summer I alternate with tazo green ginger. After dinner is always a cup of peppermint and 2 dark chocolates. This is a beautiful tea book to add to my ever growing collection of all things tea!

  12. August 5, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Mary, I love the art of teatime. I much prefer coffee, however. But if I am drinking hot tea, Earl Grey is my choice. Funny thing, I never received this book a few months ago. It looks beautiful. Now I am craving one of your sweets!

  13. Shelley Welch
    August 5, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I pinned your post to my board called “tea cozy”😊🫖

  14. MrsSW
    August 5, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I pinned two lovely pictures to my “A Love of Tea and Tea Things” board.

  15. August 5, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Time to unwind with fresh cucumber tea sandwiches from the garden & a glass of cool hibiscus sun green tea that is sweeten from local honey. A great way to sit & ponder the beauty of earth around you in the afternoon! I also enjoy using my edible flowers on food items too – gives it a magical feeling! Pretty teas pots in a row as I watch the fairies dance! Judy

  16. Ann Woleben
    August 5, 2021 at 7:15 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite teas are Twinings English Breakfast and Bigelow Constant Comment, along with koulourakia (Greek cookies) baked by my friend. Before the pandemic, we had several tearoom outings in local cities. So much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous book!

  17. Teresa Cline
    August 5, 2021 at 7:16 am

    I love Victoria Magazine and am thrilled to know about this book! It looks like the perfect gift for my hard to buy for sister-in-law! I’m partial to PG Tips for everyday and morning for love herbal and green tea too. Following by email. Love your site, it’s the best! Teresa

  18. Teresa Cline
    August 5, 2021 at 7:17 am

    I pinned your Patchwork Tea Sandwiches and beautiful teacups. Teresa

  19. Ann Woleben
    August 5, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I pinned the photo of the silver tiered tray with delectable treats.

  20. Cindi
    August 5, 2021 at 7:28 am

    I have been enjoying tea since my first tea party with my daughters (who are now 38 & 35). I love so many teas but vanilla chai is probably my favorite hot tea although I have recently started making a lemongrass tea from my garden. Ice tea is probably a mango flavored. But there are few I don’t enjoy. Tastes change with the season. I so enjoy going out for tea with friends and can’t wait to start again post-COVID. I absolutely love reading Tea Time magazine and would love to add this book to the several books on tea I have. I posted the one garden setting tea table on Pinterest. I love reading Laura Child’s Tea House mystery series. If you want a light enjoyable mystery try her books set in Charleston SC. Peace to all.

  21. Ellen McHale
    August 5, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Straight up Irish Tea, as Jerome from Ireland says, ” Strong enough so a mouse can walk on it!”
    Well, maybe not that strong for me:) But I do drink tea all day every day come Summer Autumn Winter Spring!
    And I’ve collected dozens of tea pots in my life. I have one from my great grandfather, circa late 1800’s. (No, I don’t use that one.)
    Lovely book. You could easily add some of your pages Mary.
    Oh, my cup of tea is calling………………………..

  22. Dorothy Walsh
    August 5, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Hi. Beautiful blog. I love tea time especially scones & Earl Gray tea. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Dorothy Walsh
    August 5, 2021 at 7:36 am

    I pinned your beautiful patchwork tea sandwiches.

  24. August 5, 2021 at 7:43 am

    I’m so amazed at the beauty people can make an their creativity. I don’t often post but I I look at every single one of your posts. Thank you so much for the work you put into it and taking the time to share!

  25. marythore
    August 5, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Gotta love those scones – especially ginger scones! I pinned the photo of the Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches to my ‘Teatime’ board.

  26. Deborah
    August 5, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Your displays in this blog are so pretty! Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos. My favorite tea is/was Creme de la Earl Grey by Tealuxe, but gone now. Wonderful! Now found Tower of London by Harney and best flavorful iced tea “Paris” decaf by Harney. A most delicious morning thank you!

  27. Linda
    August 5, 2021 at 8:01 am

    My favorite tea time treat is Lavender anything. I love it in scones and cookies. I believe it is an under valued taste. I have to make them myself, not that that’s a hardship, but I have to order the Lavender buds in order to make it. I usually include some in my Christmas cookies, all my friends love them. I have been drinking tea since I was little, taking the time out to make it and to sit down and enjoy it, gives me respite from the day. What a beautiful book, any book that comes from Victoria Magazine truly is a work of art.

  28. gail fontana
    August 5, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Your photos are every bit as beautiful as those in the Victoria book. I would purchase a tea book that you had published.

  29. Diane
    August 5, 2021 at 8:04 am

    My preference for tea is Earl Grey. Thank you for all your beautiful photos. I would also like to try making the lemon curd tea time treats.

  30. Linda
    August 5, 2021 at 8:04 am

    My favorite is Lavender anything, from scones to cookies. I make lavender cookies for Christmas and give them to all my friends and they love them. I believe it is an undervalued taste. This book looks beautiful, truly a work or art, but any book from Victoria Magazine truly is.

  31. August 5, 2021 at 8:10 am

    What a stunningly gorgeous book. Leave it to Victoria to come out with such beauty. One of my favorite teas is by Harney and Sons and it is called hot cinnamon spice. It is incredible!

  32. August 5, 2021 at 8:12 am

    I am a long time subscriber.

  33. August 5, 2021 at 8:13 am


  34. Lauren S
    August 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

    As a lover of tea and “Victoria” magazine, I would be happy to win this lovely book.

  35. Lauren S
    August 5, 2021 at 8:21 am

    I pinned the photo of the Brandy Snaps with Lady Grey Cream to my Tea Times board.

  36. August 5, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Oh my word, Mary, what a fabulous book giveaway!! However, you could have your own beautiful book with all your ideas and photos. I would have to say that Typhoo tea is my favorite that I have every morning and an oatmeal raisin scone is a favorite treat. I’m already a subscriber, and pinned several of your pictures. Thank you for the chance to win! 🫖❤️ ☕️

  37. August 5, 2021 at 8:25 am

    My whole family are tea drinkers and love nothing better than a cup of English Breakfast Tea with a good sweet or savory scone.

  38. August 5, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Love Oolong tea and scones. Beautiful book on tea with glorious illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Carol Ann
    August 5, 2021 at 8:31 am

    What a fantastic book! Every page looks wonderful. I only drink tea hot or cold! Thanks for sharing

  40. Margie
    August 5, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Hi Mary,
    What a lovely giveaway. I love Victoria magazine and their lovely books. My favorite tea is Peaches N Cream from the Metropolitan Tea Company. Loose leaf from my favorite tea room, The Aubrey Rose Tea Room in La Mesa CA or tea bags from Amazon. Margie in CA

  41. Barbara Bieber
    August 5, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful Post! Tea is such a nice opportunity to get together with friends. I pinned to Tea.

  42. August 5, 2021 at 8:51 am

    good morning, i have always preferred black tea hot or iced with no sugar or lemon. My family like chai and other blends for hot tea. For a change i will set up am afternoon tea wiht a couple of tea choice and small treats. My grandchildren especially like this. I always pull out all my fancy’ things to set the table. I pinned Mini tartlets and Gathering tables pages

  43. Cheryl
    August 5, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Such a beautiful post today Mary and what a wonderful giveaway! Currently, my favorite tea is Harney & Sons Tower of London. It is a blend of black tea with pieces of dried stone fruit, finished with the oil of bergamot and honey flavor. It is so delicious!

  44. Cheryl
    August 5, 2021 at 8:53 am

    I am a subscriber! ❤️

  45. Sandra Brown
    August 5, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Oh.Mary. How id love yo add this book to my afternoon tea book collection! It’s beautiful! Anything @Victoriamagzine does is beautiful!!! You two have that in common! My fAv tea is any tea with Jasmine. It smells like a bouquet of flowers as you bring it to your lips! I have recently discovered @twinings Lady Grey decaffeinated. I prefer it over the caffeinated version and it’s an excellent late afternoon tea. Nothing can compare to a scone of any flavor when you’re having afternoon tea!! Thanks, as always, for this beautiful post and the opportunity to win this beautiful book.

  46. Pamela Sweeney
    August 5, 2021 at 9:02 am

    This has inspired me to host a tea party for my three older sisters! I love peppermint tea and mandarin orange spice. I pinned the patchwork tea sandwiches to my Tablescapes and Parties Board in Tea Party category.🫖

  47. Pamela Sweeney
    August 5, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Mary, I’d love to see you do a book club theme table/party.

  48. August 5, 2021 at 9:05 am

    My favorite is just black tea, iced or hot. My family enjoys other varieties. My grandkids love it when I serve afternoon tea using all the ‘fancy’ things. I pinned mini tarlets and Gathering place. Been a long time follower.

  49. Doris
    August 5, 2021 at 9:11 am

    We love Earl Grey tea and scones filled with sweet dried cherries and walnuts (glazed, for sure).

  50. Rebecca
    August 5, 2021 at 9:12 am

    What a beautiful book! I love scones with my tea. So nice of you to have such a pretty giveaway. I pinned that pretty picture of the stack of tea cups.

  51. Susan B
    August 5, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Hi Mary, Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful book!! I’ve been a Victoria subscriber since it’s inception and their photos and recipes are always beautiful and delicious. My favorite tea is Apricot Honey and Lavender by Fortnum & Mason. It pairs perfectly with small custard tarts and scones. What a treat!!! If I win this gorgeous book, I will gift it to my sister at Christmas. She loves tea, baking and setting a beautiful table.

  52. Susan B
    August 5, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Hi Mary, I pinned a photo of the Lavender Cream scones to my Pinterest “Tea” Board.

  53. August 5, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Tea For Two was the first song I learned on the piano…one of my favorites at our local tearoom is a strawberry petite four! After seeing the “Rose” beef canapé, I can’t wait to try it! Not only pretty to look at but I’m sure delish! My favorite tea, lately has been a chocolate chai! I have always loved your iron teapot and that’s the picture I pinned! Good luck to all those that enter!!

  54. August 5, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Mary, I love a cup of Lady Grey with a biscoff cookie. though I’d much prefer a homemade scone or one of those exquisite tea sandwiches above! Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing a bit of civility today.

  55. August 5, 2021 at 9:31 am

    I am a subscriber!!!

  56. Yolie
    August 5, 2021 at 9:36 am

    My go to is Barry’s Classic Irish tea. But I enjoy all kinds of tea. I”m so hot natured that I stop drinking anything hot during the summer. It’s unsweetened iced tea for me now. But come the first cold snap and I’m back to a nice cuppa in the morning with breakfast and afternoon tea with homemade scones.

  57. August 5, 2021 at 9:49 am

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey. I look forward to an afternoon tea with raisin scones with strawberry jam and whipped cream. Your tea post is brilliant.

  58. Claire
    August 5, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Lovely post, Mary, as always. My favorite tea, well, that one is hard…Ireland Breakfast in the morning with breakfast, Queen Charlotte mid morning, and depending on my mood in the afternoon a nice strong tea like Russian Country or Lapsang Souchong…both a great pick-me up…and a nice chamomile in the evening. Loose tea is standard here. Teapots – 15 – oldest belonged to my great grandmother and the newest from one of my best friends for Christmas. Tea time treats – too many nice ones but scones are always a great option as are the small tarts from my grandmother’s recipe. Favorite tea room is in a small town in Ireland…lovely place and I miss it so much.

  59. April
    August 5, 2021 at 9:59 am

    My favorite tea is Harney & Sons Paris tea (vanilla, caramel, bergamot) or their Holiday tea (orange, cloves, almond, vanilla). All their teas are delicious!

  60. Jane Greene
    August 5, 2021 at 10:01 am

    My Mother was British and I grew up with tea. Every day on School days Mom would wake my brother and I up with a cheery hello and a hot cup of tea (mostly milk and sugar) to drink in bed to get us moving. I didn’t realize just how spoiled we were until I got older. I thought everyone’s Mom did that ritual in the morning. I really don’t have a favorite tea and have a selection always on hand to take me where my mood wanders. I love my china set passed on from my (British) Great Grandmother down to me. My favorite treat to savor with tea is Tea Time Tassies made with Pecans. I love your blog, but those which include all things tea and china are my favorites.

  61. Jackie Marks
    August 5, 2021 at 10:02 am

    In the summer, Lipton iced tea always, plain and simple for a Florida born gal. Come Fall? Earl Gray, a slice of pumpkin bread and a bite of Vermont cheddar is my change of season fave.

  62. Karalee Mitro
    August 5, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Good morning! My current favorite tea is Stash’s Breakfast in Paris; a combination of Earl Grey, lavender & bergamot. I have followed you for several years and always find inspiration in your lovely posts. I made your patchwork tea sandwiches for a bridal tea and although not nearly as pretty as yours, they were a hit. Thanks so much for your beautiful posts, what a great way to begin my day! Karalee

  63. Jane
    August 5, 2021 at 10:09 am

    I miss having tea with my daughters, a favorite treat when they were little whether at home or the Fairmont.
    My favorite treat? Fresh baked scones.

  64. Sue
    August 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    We love to drink tea with scones, blueberry drizzled with icing mostly, however we are always open to new recipes. Our teas vary as well. Any fruited green tea is delicious, but we are trying new teas of late. The newest is licorice spice. YUM!

  65. Jodi Conway
    August 5, 2021 at 10:13 am

    What a beautiful book! I have recently become a tea lover and can not believe I’ve waited so long to do so. The benefits, the flavors, all of it…I love. Thank you for doing this, I hope to have this book soon! I have subscribed and pinned the photo of the cups…which looks like it should be framed in my kitchen.

  66. Amy Kaminski
    August 5, 2021 at 10:16 am

    What a gorgeous book!! I love tea and tea time. My favorite are little tea sandwiches of several varieties but my fav is egg salad.with a little radish. So yummy! Actually my Mother used to make these for a living back in the day. It was my pleasure as a little girl to watch her work her magic with them and I’ve loved it ever since.

  67. Amy Kaminski
    August 5, 2021 at 10:19 am

    I also pinned the pick with the fruit tarts to my party food page. They are just beautiful

  68. Pat
    August 5, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Mary, I also pinned the all white garden table to my Pinterest board.

  69. Kym
    August 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

    I pinned the lovely photo of tea cups on a floral cloth background! My favorite tea is Chocolate from Harney & Sons. The best on a cold morning with my favorite chocolate croissant from Trader Joe’s. You always tell a wonderful story thru pictures. Love, love this post. Thanks!

  70. Colleen Harris
    August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Mary this is lively! I am a new follower/subscriber and your posts are always so beautiful! You have a keen eye for beauty and living well! Thank you! I pinned the road beef roses…defin6making for my next tea party!! My favorite tea is Disney’s Mad Tea Party Blend!

  71. Rebecca Reavis
    August 5, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I love all teas and treats. Scones have to be my favorite! Thanks you the chance to win.

  72. Tina
    August 5, 2021 at 11:09 am

    My favorite tea would have to be Earl Grey, with the Country Peach or Apricot coming in close behind!!! Scones are so delicious, but a cream cheese danish is heavenly!!! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book, Mary!! Have a blessed day. Tina

  73. Katherine
    August 5, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I adore everything about Tea.I love setting a beautiful simple or elaborate table filled with all kinds of wonderful delights.My favorite tea is the house tea of the Fairmont Hotel in Victoria. My husband keeps me well stocked with their tea since we are in Georgia.I would greatly appreciate a copy of this lovely book.

  74. August 5, 2021 at 11:29 am

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey, but I like Jasmine Tea with sweets. Smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches and lemon curd tarts with fruit are my favorites to serve with tea. A friend and I catered a few teas in the 80’s-90’s when they were very popular. My favorite tea experience was at The Brown Hotel in London–a wonderful memory.

  75. Joy Breedlove
    August 5, 2021 at 11:39 am

    I have several favorite teas, Earl Grey among them, and my favorite tea treat is a scone with lemon curd. This is a gorgeous book and I’d love to be your winner.

  76. Rebecca
    August 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    The pictures are gorgeous! I pinned a couple to my Pinterest board “Tea Time.” English breakfast tea is my favorite tea, (lalthough I enjoy many other flavors as well. I also love scones with lemon curd. My mom loves clotted cream. My parents lived in England for a few years before I was born and my mother came home to America with the afternoon tea habit. So I was raised with hot tea (as well as Texas iced tea.) 😉 I enjoy your blog so much and I’m already a subscriber.

  77. Lynn Barber
    August 5, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    My favorite tea is Paris by Harney and Sons. Beautiful photos. Thank you!

  78. Edene Riggs
    August 5, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I have enjoyed your posts for quite some time–just delightful! My favorite tea-time treat is the scone with lemon curd. I love the table settings of the tea tables and have pinned several. Thank you for the give-away.

  79. DC Clarke
    August 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    What a lovely offer/gift this is. To the winner, I wish joy♡ this has been a lovely blog post all I’m all! My fav tea: venetian vanilla 😋 but really, any tea with a friend/loved one is truly the best of times

  80. Sue Waagner
    August 5, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    My mouth is watering! The pictures are beautiful and I am so glad I discovered your site and subscribed. I love tea, especially Earl Grey. It is hard to pick a favorite, but the flower tarts with lemon curd and scones call to me. Thank you for a chance to win a book to treasure.

  81. August 5, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I love growing mint and making my own Mint tea!

  82. August 5, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    So pretty and appropriate as it really is an art and labor of love to create beautiful treats for tea time. As a daily tea drinker, I am partial to a light bergamot blend of black tea and other ingredients that make the blend Paris, by Harney & Sons, so delicious. A pot of Paris with fresh baked scones is a little slice of Heaven!

  83. August 5, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    What a gorgeous book Mary! I’ll have a Brandy Snap with Lady Grey Creme and a Pound Cake Sandwich please! Your tea treats are just as pretty as anything in the book, and you have so many beautiful teacups. Thanks for sharing this beautiful book!

  84. Nancy Pacitto
    August 5, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I have subscribed and pinned several photos to my Pinterest board, “A Cup of Tea and Thoughts of Thee.”. Your post came at such a sad time in my life. Last month, my basement flooded (along with 68,000 others in the Metro Detroit Area in Southeast Michigan). I had to go through all of my lovely tea things one by one. I have been collecting tea ephemera, teapots and teacups for 40 years. I was able to salvage some but so many memories (photos of my tea parties, tablescapes and charity events) were lost. Many of my tea companions also lost so much. At this age, I will be 70 in August, this has been one of the hardest challenges of my life. I was able to save all of my silver tea strainers ( a gift from my deceased aunt). Those little tea balls, strainers and spoons accompanied me to many a tea party/luncheon for centerpiece setups. I have done over 40 tablescapes for charities. I just had to pin the silver heart tea strainer photo. I thoroughly enjoy every one of your beautiful posts. But these photos brought me joy today. Thank you.

  85. Mary Odom
    August 5, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Wow, I have the teapot on the cover, it is one of my favorites. I have followed you for years and your “tea parties” is just as pretty as the ones shown in the book. Love your tea sandwiches. My go to tea is Earl Grey, my mom had some every afternoon. Would love to win the book to display by my teapot. Thanks for always sharing the best post. Pinned the book’s cover.

    • Sheryl R
      August 5, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      Mary, I love everything about tea and tea parties. Years ago I gave 2 beautiful tea parties outside under my huge old oak tree. Both were wonderful and provided memories I will always cherish. My favorite tea food is scones with lemon curd or a version of clotted cream. On another note, I have been a long time follower of your blog, but for a while now I have had trouble finding the link to leave a comment. That’s why I have to use the “reply” button. Am I missing the link? Thanks for all of your wonderful and creative blog posts!!
      Sheryl R

  86. Sara
    August 5, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Love all your beautiful posts but was especially happy to see this one. I recently started a Pinterest board for tea party ideas and recipes and will be pinning this for sure. I have a small group of friends who gather to socialize, usually by having lunch out. I would like us to get together more often in our homes and invited everyone to a “Galentine’s” luncheon where everyone contributed a salad. We had such a good time,I have been planning to do the same for a tea party and assign everyone a treat to bring. I would love a beautiful book like this for inspiration and for everyone to enjoy when we get together.

  87. Cheryl King
    August 5, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Ginger Peach from Republic of Tea is always on our party table. And all menus must include a cucumber sandwich and a perfect scone with cream! The book is gorgeous, I’ve always loved to gather entertaining ideas from Victoria.

  88. Sue
    August 5, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite tea time treat is scones with jam and whipped cream. Of course tea sandwiches and petit fours are wonderful also.

    August 5, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Chia tea ,and Scone 🍫

  90. Dr. Mary
    August 5, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Oh my stars Mary! This was such a lovely and needed post in our world today. Those cream horns! Those roast beef roses! The joy of it all. Many, many thanks for all the smiles this brings and the delight to our hearts. Such fun!

  91. August 5, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Mary, this is a such a delightful post! The book is beautiful. Victoria Magazine does excellent publications. I love a tea party!

  92. August 5, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I am particularly fond of a chocolate mint tea my sister recently gave me. It is delicious iced and hot with a touch of milk. I’m a long time subscriber who is in awe of your keen decorating eye!

  93. August 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I pinned your colorful Patchwork Tea sandwich photo on my Tea Time board ~

  94. Marion
    August 5, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    i am a subscriber. Tea and cookies or cake and tea are my favorite combinations. I pinned the peonies with the open heart box.

  95. August 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    I only drink tea. Tea and chocolate cake is my favorite. tea and treat.

  96. Joan
    August 5, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Plain cookies and tea are the best.

  97. Debbie Jones
    August 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    I pinned your cream cheese lemon tarts and can’t wait to make them . I make a lemon loaf or lemon curd cake to go with most teas. I love peach tea hot or cold!

  98. August 5, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    What a delightful array of TeaTime! I so enjoy visits to your place!
    Let’s sit down and enjoy my favorite by Twinnings of London. Honeybush Mandarin and Orange. I enjoy a dash of cream and one sugar cube. I’ll be happy to have your pound cake tea cakes. What fun we will have!
    Enjoy your weekend Mary!

  99. August 5, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve been a long time subscriber and I pinned your pound cake tea sandwiches and also your patchwork tea sandwiches to my Teatime Board on Pinterest.
    Thank you for the giveaway my friend.

  100. Carolyn
    August 5, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I like all sorts of tea, but particularly Earl Grey types. My all-time favorite would have to be Saint Petersbourg tea, blended by the Kusmi Tea company in Paris. As you might expect from the name, it’s a Russian-inspired blend. It has black tea, bergamot and red fruit flavors. Kusmi has lots of other teas with Russian “roots,” which makes sense because the company was founded by a Russian immigrant to Paris called Kusmikov, who came with his family in the 1850’s.

    I’m also subscribing. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  101. Anne D
    August 5, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    I love cucumber sandwiches and English Breakfast tea.

  102. Paula
    August 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    ~Mary ~

    Harney & Sons have wonderful teas !! I love going to Tea Rooms !! When I was a little girl my Aunt Pat she was a southern lady, she would take me the L. S. Ayres Tea Room and tell me to sip it, not to slurp it ! Such wonderful memories !

    Have a lovely weekend,

  103. August 5, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey and I enjoy shortbread with it. I am already a subscriber and I pinned the pic of the white tea pots with the flower arrangements on the table top. I really enjoyed this!🌞

  104. Virginia Hartnett
    August 6, 2021 at 1:19 am

    I have a lovely memory of having tea at The Empress in BC with my godmother many years ago. It was the first time I had tried a tartlet and it was magical. Thank-you for bringing that memory back.

    August 6, 2021 at 2:10 am

    What a delight! Planning a tea party based on your recipes. Now I need to figure out who is guest of honor!

      August 6, 2021 at 2:33 am

      So excited I forgot to leave a note: tea sandwiches are my favorite. Loving your site.

  106. August 6, 2021 at 6:09 am

    I love the classic cucumber sandwiches but pretty much any tea sandwich at all! My daughters and I own our own tea business (Spot of Tea ) and this book would be such a wonderful tool and inspiration for our parties.

  107. August 6, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Such a lovely book! My favorites are Twining’s Lady Grey with raspberry almond tarts.

  108. Susie Bostick
    August 6, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I love this! So elegant and inviting! I can’t wait to have a Tea Party~ I will be trying some of these recipes.

  109. Ruth B.
    August 6, 2021 at 8:18 am

    My favorite tea time selection are scones with clotted cream and lemon curd! ❤️ I loved reading about this lakeside tea time!

  110. Donna Colver
    August 6, 2021 at 8:47 am

    I love lemon blueberry scones and cheese tarts to enjoy with my tea!

  111. August 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Very sweet start to my morning! Reminds of out novel bakers day, you’re right, it was tons of work back then, but fun! I look forward to having play time again in the years to come, still hobbling around and dreaming of getting back to work in my garden, a spot of tea and treats could be the perfect medicine!

  112. Patricia Schaeffer
    August 6, 2021 at 9:07 am

    I have always wanted to host an elegant tea party and have collected mismatched cups and saucers for the occasion.
    I think I would feel confident enough to finally send out the invites if I was armed with this incredible book!
    I brew a batch of tea first thing every morning (2 bags of black and two of Salada peach mango green) and pour this over ice throughout the day.
    My favorite treat with hot or cold tea is a shortbread cookie
    Thank you for your inspirational ideas

  113. Lisa Powell
    August 6, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Good morning and Happy Friday! I’m in love with Vana Tisanes loose teas for mind and body. My indulgence would be mini pecan tassies. As always thanks for the inspiration!

  114. Lisa Powell
    August 6, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Just pinned the heart tea infuser….love love love

  115. August 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

    My favorite tea is Paris from Harney and Sons.

  116. Kristine Riopelle
    August 6, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Black tea, cream, one lump please!

  117. Donna Brown
    August 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I love your blog. My favorite treat is lavender shortbread that I make. Black English tea lavender and and Earl Grey lady tea.

  118. Barbara H
    August 6, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Another beautiful post, Mary! I love Earl Grey tea, cucumber sandwiches, and your mini flower tartlets! (And in the likely event that I’m not a winner, I may have to buy this beautiful book!)

  119. Martha Franks
    August 6, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    What a delightful book! I would love to win! I enjoy many teas; hard to decide on a favorite. I do love Harney & Sons Blueberry Green tea if I must choose just one!

  120. August 6, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, I’d be thrilled to win this book! We love teatime! My favorite tea treats are scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam served with Twinings Irish Breakfast tea.

    • Cyndi Raines
      August 7, 2021 at 1:50 am

      I do enjoy ice tea with a touch of lemonade and also a cup of hot orange spice tea in winter, but I’ll pass on this as I’m still making my way through my lovely cook book that I won. I can’t wait to see your version of the samples you want to try. Your pictures and treats that you present are just as pretty as theirs. Thanks Mary for all your efforts, I am eager to try that chocolate zucchini bread you posted a few days back. 😋

  121. Emily
    August 7, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    I love to try different herb teas. Scones are my favorite tea time treat. What a lovely book!

  122. Emily
    August 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  123. Emily
    August 7, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    I pinned the lovely picture of all the floral teacups in my “cozy” board.

  124. Kathy M.
    August 8, 2021 at 6:31 am

    I love a plain scone with lemon curd and a cup of English Breakfast tea with a slice of lemon. I pinned one of your beautiful photos to my tea board on Pinterest.

  125. Julianne McCahill
    August 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Cucumber sandwiches are my favorite tea treat! Ohhh how I’d love to win this beautiful book!

  126. Julianne McCahill
    August 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I pinned the photo of the rose beef bites! So pretty and unique!

  127. Julianne McCahill
    August 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I just subscribed :)

  128. August 8, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    I am a subscriber. I long to be able to invite friends over for an afternoon tea! What an incredible book. I so appreciate your inspiration over the years.

  129. Oma K
    August 8, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    A few years ago I had an idea to have a tea party for my granddaughters. I searched ideas and decorated my kitchen to be a tearoom. I made various cakes and scones; I had various teapots on hand. The little girls (with the help of my dtr n law) dressed for the tea party with big hats and dresses. They were beautiful! The tea room was magical and we still talk about it. Yes it was a lot of work but the memories are forever!

  130. Barbara K
    August 8, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    English Breakfast Tea decaff due to health and scones. Book looks dreamy!

  131. August 8, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    This is one spectacular book and the person who wins it will be thrilled. You have captured this book so beautifully!!

  132. bbm
    August 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I love Earl Grey. But most teas I enjoy. I serve scones, biscotti, and mini sandwiches of all types with my tea. And of course Russian tea cakes (a favorite of my Grandmothers) that she served when I was growing up. What a beautiful book!

  133. Jan Teaford
    August 9, 2021 at 7:15 am

    I love this tea party entry – so classy, so inviting. It makes my heart happy. I love your site!
    My favorite tea is the spicy, Indian Summer Tea with a scone.

  134. Pat K
    August 9, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I love shortbread with my tea & honey. I pinned the quilt topped table set up for tea. Loved all the pretty china.

  135. Nancy
    August 9, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Wow…I just love all of your content!!! My favorite tea….well I would have to say it is a seasonal thing for me. I like more fruit teas in spring and summer, and more spicy teas in the fall and winter. Thank you for all your inspirations!!

  136. Jacque
    August 9, 2021 at 11:36 am

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey, though I also love an iced green tea in the summer. My mother has been a subscriber of yours, so I have been enjoying your beautiful posts for awhile, and I just subscribed so I get to see them all too. I have pinned many of your photos in the past and today, I love your little tartlets and have made them a few times for our annual family kid’s tea party.

  137. spicingupidaho
    August 9, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Your blog is filled with such loveliness. I enjoy the Tea Time magazine so much, and know this book would be such a treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I often enjoy tea parties in my garden. They are so much fun! I would enjoy ideas in this book for future tea parties. Thank you again!

  138. August 12, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I just love anything Victoria and the magazine which I subscribe to. Thank you for your beautiful presentation of their book. My favorite post I pinned was the mini tartlets. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Brings back many memories when my mom would come to visit and we would shop for treasured tea cups to add to our collections and of course sit down for a cup of tea together. My favorite tea is English Breakfast plus Raspberry tea from Miss Molley’s tea room in Medina Oh.

    August 14, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I like Earl Grey tea. What a beautiful post Mary. We have been thinking of what to do for my grandaughter’s birthday and this post is full of inspiration.

  140. Ebba Holland
    October 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I grew up with a mom who was a registered dietitian and had parties with her dietetic friends. They were marvelous, with delicious treats, a flavorful variety of tea, beautiful Lenox china and Lane sterling silverware to serve everything on. There were also many pieces of Waterford crystal to hold the stunning, colored flowers from the ladies gardens. My mom also made needlepoint covers for her Hitchcock chairs. Thank you for every single one of your articles, recipes, and pictures, they are truly awe inspiring and useful..

  141. November 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Nice set

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