A Book of Themed Tea PartiesPosted by aeriedraconia on 2006.03.12 at 12:23
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In it are basic guides for taking tea from the serving down to what to serve. There are also suggestions for a monthly themed tea party.
For example, January is the Hogmany High Tea.
Ms. Knight gives a complete menu.
Beverages: Lapsang Souchong tea and Wassail punch.
Savories: Baked ham, Hoppin' John rice and Black-eyed peas casserole (I have to wonder at this suggestion personally) and spinach salad.
Sandwiches: Smoked salmon with dill and lemon creme fraiche on pumpernickel. Cucumber and watercress on white bread and Cream cheese with finely chopped crystallized ginger on date-nut bread.
Sweets: Scottish scones (Recipe is provided), short bread petticoats with tips dipped in chocolate and black bun fruitcake.
She also provides one recipe, an idea for a centerpiece for the table, music suggestion and a small activity. This book is a small hardback book filled with watercolor illustrations and interesting ideas for tea parties with your friends.