Winter White Afternoon Tea Menu

Ellen Easton shares with us her table settings and menu to plan a theme for a Winter White Afternoon Tea.

Per Ellen Easton, “A winter white afternoon tea is a welcoming way to celebrate the New Year. Whether a quiet moment to savor the day or virtual zooming with friends and family until such time gathering together in person is once again safe. May all of your afternoons be filled with tea and friendship.”

Winter white afternoon tea table

Recipe and Photos by Ellen Easton 2021 ©All Rights Reserved

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Theme teas are not traditional teatime events, thus allowing one to “break the rules”. When creating a white theme tea menu by all means do add in alternate flavors to enhance the base of the basic whites you have chosen. Decorating with a small white floral vignette is a lovely touch for your tea tray or table.

Flower Arrangement Ideas for Winter White Afternoon Tea

Winter White Afternoon Tea Flowers

Winter White Afternoon Tea Menu:


Winter White Afternoon Tea

Sandwiches and Savories

Vichyssoise Demitasse with Chive Crouton and Mousse

Vichyssoise Soup

Turkey Slider; Egg White Tartlet; Tuna in Endive Leaf; Cucumber and Boursin

Plain Scones

Plain Scones


Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

French Vanilla Cupcake

Meringue Kiss Cookies

Meringue Kiss Cookies

French Vanilla Cake; Petit Fours; White Sugar Almonds

White Pearl Tea

white pearl tea

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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, Plaza Hotels, and Bergdorf Goodman.  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 tea estates on the island.

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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.

Comments and Reviews

4 Responses to “Winter White Afternoon Tea Menu”

  1. Barbara Lichtman

    Lovely presentations. The food looks delicious and lovely as well.
    The flowers are beautiful and very appropriate for the theme.

  2. Rick Lertzman

    Another elegant column from the amazing Ms Easton is a real treat for myself and her long list of admirers. This was so welcome during this winter of discontent. It is something we can look forward to doing when the world is back in gear. Great photographs and amazing recipes. It brightens our day when an Ellen Easton column appears.

  3. Ellen Easton

    Thank you all for kind comments. Very much appreciated. Ellen

  4. Snjerih

    The Winter White Afternoon Tea Menu sounds absolutely delightful! The thought of sipping on warm, aromatic teas while indulging in a selection of winter-themed treats is truly inviting. The combination of sweet and savory items, carefully curated for the season, must create a wonderful harmony of flavors. From delicate snowflake-shaped pastries to hearty soups and finger sandwiches, it sounds like a perfect way to embrace the coziness of winter. I’m particularly intrigued by the idea of winter-spiced scones – that sounds like a unique and delicious twist. This menu certainly adds a touch of elegance and warmth to the chilly season. Can’t wait to experience such a charming afternoon tea experience!


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