Summer Rose Tea Menu

Tea Travels™… A Summer Rose Tea

Photos and Recipes by Ellen Easton ©2003-2020 and copyright Reva Paul Rose Sugars   – All Rights Reserved

Rose petal tea

Rose Petal Tea

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Check out more of Ellen Easton’s Tea Travels™ articles and recipes.

Learn about the History of English High Tea and more delicious Afternoon Tea Recipes.

According to the folklore of tea, once upon a time a lady was not allowed to socialize unescorted except in her rose garden.
It was here women met, unrestricted by social rules of etiquette, to speak freely amongst the roses.

Throughout Europe, during the 1800s, the theme of the rose continued to weave a thread, as afternoon tea flourished in both the public gardens and tearooms.  The decoration of tearooms included accoutrements, fabrics, vases, and trellises of roses to insure that their patrons would once again feel free to gossip under the roses.

Fashionable women’s tea gowns embraced the delicate pastel palate of a summer bouquet.  Their elaborate bonnets were adorned with floral displays of roses embellished in silk, ribbon and natural petals.

Summer Rose Tea Menu

Rose Inspirations:

There are unlimited ways to incorporate the theme of the rose into your own tea.
Whether you are simply enjoying a single cup of tea or entertaining, be adventurous and creative in exploring the possibilities.

summer rose tea menu
Metropolitan Museum 18c French Dress
Photo By Ellen Easton 2020© – All Rights Reserved


Hat, parasol, gloves, print dress, skirt or top; fresh,
silk, or jeweled rose pin.

summer rose tea menu
Invitations, Place Cards, and Menu Cards Purchased or self made.

Table Decorations:

Center pieces, linens, napkin rings, china, crystal, silver, baskets.

Summer Rose Tea Menu:

For recipes, click on the underlined.

Rose Petal Tea

Rose Petal Tea

Rose Petal Jam

Rose Petal Scones

Rose Petal Drop Scones

Tea Sandwiches

Edible rose adorned savories
Hand decorated rose sugar cubes
Handmade embossed oval rose white chocolate mints

Rose shaped cookie cutters (to prepare sandwiches and sweets)

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Tea Travels

Tea Travels

72 pages of how to’s, 27 photos, history, etiquette and FAQ about afternoon tea, serving styles and more.

64 pages, 21 color photos. A complete holiday menu includes 25 easy to prepare recipes; theme teas, decorating & gift ideas; invitation template and secret sources.


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