Calling all tea enthusiasts,
I have a fun book to share and give away,
filled with tea party ideas, recipes and beautiful inspiration:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feast your eyes on these beautiful and mouth-watering pages!
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.
Along with savory tea sandwiches. . .
Almost too pretty to eat!
I pulled together some teatime treats from the archives for you to sample!
Click on the links for the complete recipe.
A patchwork of cucumber, thinly sliced radishes, and strawberries on top of a cream cheese spread.
Garnish with edible flowers and herbs.
A pretty way to serve a roast beef canapé for a party!
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!
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.
Luscious and lemony, these mini tarts are a sweet treat for teatime.
Serve with berries and edible flowers if desired.
Join me at the table for
Or a serving of tea and whimsy for a
I have two copies of The Art of Tea to giveaway.
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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight August 12th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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