Tea Travels!™… The Romance of Victorian Tea
by Ellen Easton ©2010 – All Rights Reserved
Photos and Menu by Ellen Easton 2010 – All Rights Reserved.
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Victorian Tea Menu
Sandwiches and Savories:
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:
Rose Petal Drop Scones
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
Ginger Snap Cookies
Pate de Fruit
Jellied Orange Triangle (Pate de Fruit)
Lemon Pound Cake Sweet Hats
Winter Chocolate Grape Truffles or Summer Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Mini Coffee Eclair or Cream Puffs
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.
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Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions (RED WAGON PRESS), a lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria and Plaza Hotels. Easton’s 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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