My first experience drinking tea was when I was volunteering in high school at a senior living home. I would join the women for tea in the afternoon. I came to enjoy drinking tea with sugar and lemon and always remember the elegance of drinking from the china tea cups at the home.
Years later, with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts at every corner and throw away cups the norm, the pleasure of afternoon tea time in our daily life seems unrealistic. I decided that I wanted to add the joy of such a time to our life and planned a tea party with my daughter for some of her friends and their moms.
My special find
We sent out invitations and served tea sandwiches of turkey with pesto, egg salad, cream cheese with cucumber and as per Scarlett's request, peanut butter and banana. We also baked scones and served them with the traditional cream and jam and had mini desserts.
Our tea table
hot tea with lemon, sugar, vanilla milk and honey
iced tea, ice bucket and glasses
Pull out your tea cups or begin collecting tea cups of your own. Invite some friends and share the joy.
Here is a great site with lovely ideas, recipes and tea cups of course!
The Tea Party Place