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So, You Wanna Have Tea Party?

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When it comes to planning a tea party or selecting foods to pair with tea, the goal is to choose items that complement the flavors and aromas of the tea while providing a delightful and well-balanced experience. Here are some food options that pair well with tea and are commonly enjoyed at tea parties:

  1. Tea Sandwiches:

    • Cucumber and cream cheese
    • Smoked salmon with dill and lemon
    • Egg salad with watercress
    • Chicken or turkey with cranberry sauce
    • Roast beef with horseradish
  2. Scones:

    • Classic plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
    • Fruit scones with butter or lemon curd
    • Cheese scones with herb butter
  3. Pastries and Cakes:

    • Mini quiches or savory tartlets
    • Petit fours or bite-sized cakes
    • Fruit tarts or tartlets
    • Macarons in various flavors
    • Lemon bars or citrus-infused cakes
    • Tea-infused cakes, such as Earl Grey or matcha-flavored cakes
  4. Biscuits and Cookies:

    • Shortbread cookies
    • Butter cookies
    • Biscotti (ideal for dipping in tea)
    • Almond or hazelnut cookies
    • Gingerbread cookies or ginger snaps
  5. Fresh Fruits and Berries:

    • Strawberries
    • Raspberries
    • Grapes
    • Melon slices
    • Citrus segments (orange, grapefruit)
  6. Nuts and Dried Fruits:

    • Almonds
    • Pistachios
    • Walnuts
    • Dried apricots
    • Dried cranberries

Remember to offer a variety of flavors, textures, and colors to create an enticing spread. It's also nice to provide options for guests with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free or vegan choices.

Additionally, consider serving your tea party treats on tiered trays or elegant platters to add a touch of sophistication. And don't forget to offer a selection of teas to cater to different tastes, such as black, green, herbal, or floral teas.

Ultimately, the joy of a tea party lies in the combination of delightful company, delicious treats, and a cup of tea, creating an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality. Enjoy your tea party and the delectable foods that accompany it!

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