Tea Travels!™... The Romance of Victorian Tea
by Ellen Easton
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Victorian Tea

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Victorian Tea Menu

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Sandwiches and Savories:

Tea Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon with Dill Butter on Dark Bread, garnished with Dill (open face half moon sandwich)

Ham and Chopped Watercress with Basil Butter on Rye Bread (finger sandwich)

Thinly Sliced Cucumber & Chopped Mint with Mint Butter on White Bread (open face round sandwich)

Chopped Egg and Diced Black Olives on Whole Wheat Bread (pinwheel sandwich)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese on Date Nut-Raisin Bread (triangle sandwich)

Chicken Curry Salad with Shredded Coconut (in a mini tart shell)

Scones and Breads:

Wonderful Scones
Wonderful Scones

Rose Petal Drop Scones
Rose Petal Drop Scones


Devonshire Cream

Flavored Butters (Fruit, Herb & Spice)

Raspberry Preserves, Orange Marmalade, and/or Rose Petal Jam

Reva Paul's Victorian Sugar Basket

Candied Ginger Bits, Sliced Lemon, Honey, Decorated Sugar Cubes



Almond Macaroons

Ginger Snap Cookies

Pate de Fruit

Jellied Orange Triangle (Pate de Fruit)


Lemon Pound Cake Sweet Hats

Lemon Pound Cake Sweet Hats

Winter Chocolate Grape Truffles or Summer Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Mini Coffee Eclair or Cream Puffs

Fourth Course:

Served in a champagne or martini glass

English Trifle with Heart-Shaped Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies


Tea-Infused Orange Cream Pudding

Crystallized/Candied Edible Flowers
Crystallized/Candied flowers make beautiful decorations for desserts and can last up to one year.
Not only do they taste amazing, but they add an elegant, romantic, and delicious touch to virtually every dessert.




Ellen Easton is a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions, A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria, The Plaza, and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon. The Easton family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.

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