The day before I left to NYC we decided to put together a last minute tea party. Since I am still new to tea, I figured this would be a great opportunity to maybe try some new ones. And to bake some scones! Delia style. I replicated a lemon honey ginger tea I tried at a local coffee shop and served it. A friend, Sara, brought some delicious apple tea and lemon salt that went really nicely with it. I wish I had some cute tea cups to serve them in but unfortunately I am still working on that collection. But we did manage to get a cute tea kettle at a vintage sale the morning of the party.
I love making macarons. Don’t know why, maybe it’s because like when baking bread you really have to be patient and if you succeed the reward is so damn pretty. I made two types of macarons: a chocolate ganache and a pink lemonade (had a lemon buttercream filling). I made the pink lemonade in two colors: rosey pink and hot pink.
I’ve been obsessed with cake stands and managed to buy a few on sale during the Christmas sales.
To balance all the sweets we were serving we put out cheese and crackers. I’m not a huge fan of cucumber sandwiches so they might not ever make an appearance at future tea parties. Maybe I’ll make another type of finger sandwich next time.
Can’t serve tea without sugar, honey and some extra citrus fruits for those who like some extra tang in their tea (me!!!)
Who knew making scones was so easy? These came out delicious and we served them with the mandatory Devon clotted cream and strawberry jam.
I never remember to buy flowers for a table. Ever. And another one of my hostessing fails is that I always forget to serve coffee at the end of a meal. I know, not cool. Anyhow, thankfully my friend Thomas added some spring to the table with these beauties. Thanks Thomas!
For the next tea party I would love to make people come dressed up as a character from Alice and Wonderland. Too much?