TeaTime January - February 2016

TeaTime is America's #1 magazine for tea enthusiasts- and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! The magazine shares inspirational tea-party menues, recipes, and table-setting ideas, tea focused destinations and events, tea traditions and much more. Every issue of TeaTime magazine includes tea pairings and expert advice, ideas for creating beautiful tablescapes, and fascinating articles on tea experiences across the world!

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come for tea

Sipping cups of hot tea during the dreary winter months is so comforting, especially when shared with family and friends. And if the drinking of tea can turn into a tea party, so much the better! Readers tell us that Valentine’s Day is one of their favorite times to host afternoon teas during this season of the year, and our rose-themed menu and table setting (page 37) are certainly ideal for the occasion. Because chocolate is as synonymous with Valentine’s Day as roses are, we offer an entire teatime menu (page 30) with chocolate in some form in virtually every recipe, as well as tea pairings to complement them. February 14 isn’t the only special occasion we mark in this issue. If you’ve ever wanted to celebrate Mardi Gras (on February 9…

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mark your calendars!

TeaTime will be exhibiting and Editor Lorna Reeves will be speaking at these tea festivals. First Annual Houston Tea Festival February 20–21, 2016 Venue to be announced •Houston, TX houstonteafestival.com •832-405-9160 Coffee & Tea Festival NYC March 19–20, 2016 Brooklyn Expo Center •Brooklyn, NY coffeeandteafestival.com/nyc •631-940-7290 Midwest Tea Festival May 7, 2016 Ararat Shrine Auditorium •Kansas City, MO midwestteafest.com Northwest Tea Festival October 1–2, 2016 Seattle Center Fisher Pavillion •Seattle, WA nwteafestival.com •206-448-4054…

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dear teatime

Our Cup of Tea In the Our Favorites column, thank you so much for identifying the cup and saucer that each tea is served in. Now I don’t have to flip back and forth to the Resources section to identify the patterns. I hope you do this from now on. PAIGE SEGRELL via Facebook We’re so glad to hear that this was beneficial to you. And, yes, thanks to your comment, we will now make this a permanent feature of the column. Travels with TeaTime Received my Christmas special issue of TeaTime magazine. I am so anxious to try many of the recipes. I especially like the sound of White Chocolate–Almond Scones. I loved the article about my St. James Tearoom in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This tearoom is definitely a “more British than Britain” afternoon…

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tea events calendar

January 9, 10 & 11 The Pfister Afternoon Tea 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. The Pfister Hotel Milwaukee, Wisconsin Take a respite from today’s hustle and bustle, and return to a gentler era at the Pfister Afternoon Tea. Guests will enjoy a table-side tea blending, presented in an all-silver service by a Pfister tea butler, along with fresh scones, sandwiches, and pastries. The cost is $17 to $39 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations, call 414-935-5950, or e-mail CustomerCare@marcushotels.com. 27 Downton Abbey Tea 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe and Afternoon Tea San Diego, California Join Selina Stockley, the British owner of Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe, appearing as Anna Bates, for a Downton Abbey Tea, Wednesday, January 27. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea worthy of Mrs. Patmore, plus a quiz and quotes from…

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for the love of roses

Elegant Sipping This pretty cup and saucer set from Classy Clutter Gifts is an excellent addition to teatime. ($25; classycluttergifts.com or 888-425-8883) Vintage Modern This attractive Jessie Steele tea cozy is a stylish way to keep your tea hot. ($18; jessiesteele.com or 877-953-7743) An Exquisite Display Impress your teatime guests with a Cheeky Pink gold-trimmed three-tiered stand from Royal Albert. ($69.99; royalalbert.com or 877-720-3488) Candied Blooms Enhance your favorite sweets with edible crystallized roses from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals. ($20 for pack of 10; shop.gourmetsweetbotanicals.com or 800-931-7530) Petite Treasures Delicate charms from Tiny Teapot Jewelry add plenty of rosy flair to your signature look. ($19.95–$35.95; teapotjewelry.com or 540-586-4446) Teacups Full of Roses An array of petal-infused teas from Queen Mary is sure to please. ($15–$17; queenmarytea.com or 206-466-1173) A Floral Touch Petite stainless-steel teaspoons from Sweet Lulu are perfect for stirring tea or serving…

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flowering teas

Peach CHAI DIARIES mychaidiaries.com • 917-460-6828 TEAPOT: Teavana Belle Amitié “Chai Diaries’ peach-flavored blooming tea takes me back to the warm days of summer.” —Janece Maze, editorial assistant Heart of Love TEAPOSY teaposy.com • 800-962-7679 TEAPOT: Teaposy Charme “This smooth silver needle black tea has the fragrance and taste of roses—a lovely afternoon pick-me-up.” —Betty Terry, associate editor Guava WATERFALL TEA COMPANY waterfallteas.com • 323-786-0970 TEAPOT: Primula Daisy “With a heady fragrance and a fruity guava taste, this tea transports me to a tropical isle.” —Janet Lambert, recipe developer/food stylist Volcano Flower Burst CAPITAL TEAS capitalteas.com • 888-484-8327 TEAPOT: Adagio “This green tea has a surprising earthiness and slight smokiness with a nice floral and fruity finish.” —Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Fortune Ball SIMPSON & VAIL svtea.com • 800-282-8327 TEAPOT: Teaposy Daydreams “Even after a prolonged steep, this jasmine-scented tea remains well-balanced and mellow.” —Lorna Reeves, editor Halo ART OF TEA artoftea.com • 877-268-8327 TEAPOT: Primula Blossom (Classic) “This flowering white tea…