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A spot of tea: My favorite teas and food for afternoon tea by Kimy

by Kimy, posted to Food & Drink

Afternoon tea is great reason to get together with your girlfriends or can be a cute bridal shower theme. The typical meal normally involves sandwiches and pastries. If you want to add more substance add a nice a salad.

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Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Tea cookies for a tea party are the perfect thing! This would also make a good shower favor if you were doing a tea party for a bridal or baby shower.

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Open-Faced Salmon Tea Sandwiches

So classic and elegant.

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Stonewall Kitchen All Natural Jam Collection

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I love this jam set!

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Hero Swiss Preserves Strawberry

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No tea would be complete without jams. This Swiss brand is famous for their strawberry and raspberry jam.

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Snickers Macaron

I love snickers! Here's a way to fancy it up for your tea party as a macaron.

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dilly egg salad tea sandwiches

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Egg salad sandwiches are so easy to make and I love the dill in the egg salad.

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Strawberry & Basil Tea Sandwiches with Devonshire Cream

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Ooh these look delicious!

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Mariage Frères Wedding Imperial

Mariage Frères is a premier tea maker and tea house in Paris. This is a nice black tea with hints of vanilla. I like to drink it with milk and no sugar. The sweetness of tea itself itself is good enough for me.

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Fresh Fruit and Cream Mini-Tarts

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Mini fruit tarts are so delicious and beautiful! Use frozen pie dough as a shortcut.

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Did you know that madeleines are typically dipped in tea? Try these for your party.

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Dammann Melange L'Oriental Green Tea

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This is by far my favorite green tea. I'm normally not into fruity teas because the fruit tends to overpower the the flavor of the tea. This is a perfect balance and the scent is amazing! My friends always ask where I get this tea from.

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Blueberry Creme Fraiche Scones

A warm scone is usually served at the end of tea. I like them so much I'd just serve it along with everything else. The blueberries bursting from the scones just make my mouth water. YUM!

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Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

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I had this once at a tea room and fell in love with the flavors! You can also try the recipe with grapes instead of apples.

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Twinings Lady Grey Tea

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If you like Earl Grey then you'll like Lady Grey. Sometimes I find that Earl Grey can have a strong orange flavor so the lighter balance of the Lady Grey suits me perfectly.

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Tea Sandwiches

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This list is a good start for tea sandwich ideas. Some of my favorites that aren't on the list are cheddar and chutney and black forest ham with mustard.

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Trader Joe's Imported English Authentic Lemon Curd

Perfect with crumpets or scones. I believe Trader Joe's sells crumpets too. If not it should be easy to find at a store like Whole Foods or Mollie Stones.

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PG Tips Black Tea, Pyramid Tea Bags, 40-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)

PG Tips Black Tea, Pyramid Tea Bags, 4.4 Ounces, 6-Count Boxes

This is a good black tea that is perfect with milk and sugar. You can also find it at Cost Plus, Whole Foods, or other specialty grocery stores.

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Stassen Pure Jasmine Green Tea

Stassen Pure Jasmine Green Tea

This is a great jasmine green tea that you can drink everyday. If you want you can add a little honey for a subtle sweetness.

Larissa: My family likes this brand too, it's our go-to for everyday drinking and is very affordable.

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Clotted Cream

I know the description of the product sounds horrible but it is divine! I can't have my scones without it. You can also use double devon cream as a substitute.

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Penelope Poet:



 Such a great idea for a list!