Tea Travels™- Articles involving tea
and tea parties by Ellen
A Buffet Tea for Easy Entertaining -
It is very simple to have a
buffet tea a home.
A buffet tea needn’t be expensive, nor time consuming to prepare. There are many marvelous sources available by mail order and in your
local supermarkets. All it takes for one to create a beautiful
buffet tea party is imagination and a good guest list. Check out Ellen hints and tips for the perfect
A Rose Garden Tea
with the Queen
Maintaining a tradition that began in 1860 with Queen Victoria, every year
Queen Elizabeth II opens the private gardens at Buckingham Palace to host
three afternoon tea parties, each attended by 8,000 guests respectively.
The Afternoon Tea Gowns
Belle Epoque,1880-1914,”the beautiful era”, was a gilded age,
bringing with it great opulence coinciding with the demise of the
old fashioned aristocracy and traditional ways. Dominated by a
society indulging in the refinements of luxurious elegance, the era
was defined by women unburdened with financial constraints who were
able to gratify themselves with extravagant home entertaining and
Tea a la Francaise
- Check out
this French inspired tea menu.
Afternoon Tea Renaissance - The Plaza's Palm Court
Afternoon Tea, a
famous tradition at The Plaza, blends an innovative menu with a formal
tea service. The Plaza Afternoon Tea incorporates 3 styles of service -
Russian, French, and English- to provide guests a balance of service and
Pas and Other Misconceptions About Afternoon Tea -
Due to the
new popularity of Afternoon Tea, many people have jumped on the
bandwagon, including hotels, caterers, party planners, and protocol
and etiquette “experts.” While their enthusiasm is well
intended, unfortunately a great deal of misinformation is being
perpetuated by these “experts”.
Invitation to Afternoon Tea -
invitation has just arrived in the mail. What do you do next? When
one is invited to an afternoon tea, or any event for that matter,
there are protocols that apply and should be followed.
Tea Infused Eggs (Marbleized Eggs)
Learn the ancient art of dyeing eggs with tea to make beautiful
marbleized eggs to use at your tea party or for elegant Easter eggs.
Understanding Tea Time Service
Afternoon Tea is
one of the most special times of the day. An occasion
one looks forward to with great anticipation and high
expectations for a perfect experience. But have you ever
considered what your perfect experience entails to
- Is it a
tea or is it an infusion? The answer is
Yerba Mate can be both. Yerba Mate can be a tea provided that the
Yerba Mate leaves are blended with tea leaves.
Revered for centuries by the native peoples of the Guarani tribe for
its medicinal qualities, of late scientists and consumers alike are
rediscovering the wealth of health benefits associated with Yerba