Victorian Tea Menu

Tea Travels!™… The Romance of Victorian Tea

Photos and Menu by Ellen Easton ©2020  – All Rights Reserved

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Victorian Tea Menu

Victorian Tea Menu

Sandwiches and Savories:

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:

Mock Clotted Cream

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

Victorian sugar basket
Reva Paul’s Victorian Sugar Basket

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


Almond Macaroons

Ginger Snap Cookies

Pate de fruit
Pate de Fruit

Jellied Orange Triangle (Pate de Fruit)

Side hat petit fours

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

Tea-Infused Orange Cream Pudding

Candied Flowers

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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Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Victorian Tea Menu”

  1. Sharon Shapowal

    I loved the Victorian tea etiquette and history articles. Our local historical society is going to hold an afternoon tea (Victorian theme) in mid-April 2018. We will have about 70 guests. Because the society has an educational mission, would it be permissible to make printed copies of the 2 articles (i.e. history of the tea and etiquette) and give these to the attendees? They might have fun and learn some things at the same time!
    Well done and a great read!

    • Whats Cooking America

      Yes, you can make printed copies, please make sure to credit the author Ellen Easton in the print outs.


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