TeaTime July - August 2015

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

I’m a firm believer that it’s always teatime. Whether the weather is cold or hot, sunny or dreary, a cup of hot tea is usually nearby. I think 19th-century British Prime Minister William Gladstone (who made famous the lines “If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you”) and I would have gotten along quite well. [Contributing Editor Bruce Richardson wrote about Gladstone’s riddle earlier this year in our January/February issue.] For many on the TeaTime staff, pets are beloved members of their family. This bond inspired our Necessary Things column (page 13), as well as our Doggie Days of Summer Tea (page 38), which features a special treat recipe just for pooches to munch on while the humans enjoy their own fabulous…

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dear teatime

Sweet Inspiration Our readers may find inspiration in the pages of TeaTime, but we’re inspired every time someone communicates with us—through e-mail, comments on our website, Facebook, or mail—to say they like our magazine. It’s great to know that they appreciate what we do. This afternoon, I picked up my first copy of TeaTime. What a delightful and interesting read! I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a magazine cover to cover like your March/April 2015 issue. I can’t wait to make the beautiful lemon cake featured on the cover, and my husband is eager to get into those lamb chops! I don’t blame him—they look delicious and, like all the recipes, appear straightforward and quite lovely to make. I am excited to feature these dishes at my next spring party,…

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tea events calendar

July 1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea San Diego, California How well do you know Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Test your knowledge at Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea. Enjoy an authentic English afternoon tea with British host Selina Stockley, take the quiz, and learn quotes from the play. The cost is $39.95 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations, call 619-683-2748. 11 & 12 Princess Tea 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday) 4:30 p.m. (Sunday only) Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana Treat your little princes and princesses to an afternoon of splendor and majesty at the Windsor Court’s Princess Tea. Enjoy a properly brewed pot of tea, along with English tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, and delightful sweets, and…

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A Spoonful of Charm Whether you prefer to “stir and purr” or “sit, stay, stir,” these hand-stamped vintage silver-plated spoons are uniquely elegant. ($18 each; sycamorehill.etsy.com or 502-263-7630) Friendly Serving Set Cats and dogs get along in this porcelain sugar bowl and individual cream servers. (cat $7.95, dog $3; stashtea.com or 800-800-8327) Playful Pooches This handsome Hound Dog bone china, designed in Northern Ireland, is durable enough to withstand daily use and is adorable to boot! (cup and saucer $18.48, teapot $53.90; ulsterweavers.com or 44-844-844-1325) Sweet Kitty Surprise your guests with cute cat-shaped sugars perched on the rims of their teacups. Choose from pink or white Neko Cup Huggers. ($26 for a box of 20; get 15% off with promo code TEATIME through August 30, 2015; chambredesucre.com or 714-220-1916) A Woof of Vanilla For a delicious and creatively named…

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oolong teas

1. Phoenix Mountain Dancong Oolong Tea THE OCTAVIA TEA COMPANY “ Hints of stone fruits and honey make this award-winning tea such a treat infusion after infusion.” —Lorna Reeves, Editor 2. Monkey-Picked Oolong CHADO TEA ROOM “A cup of this oolong is just the thing for a relaxing tea break. Its aroma reminds me of hyacinths.” —Janice Ritter, Dealer Program Manager 3. Tieguanyin EVERLASTING “ This Tieguanyin reminds me of pleasant aromas from my childhood, such as honeysuckle and hay.” —Janet Lambert, Test Kitchen Professional 4. Milk Oolong CAPITAL TEAS “I was happily surprised by this smooth and velvety oolong that showcases a light, floral finish.” —Melissa Brinley, Editorial Assistant 5. Shui Xian Organic TEAS ETC “This dark oolong from the Wuyi Mountains in China’s Fujian Province has a smoky, woodsy flavor that I find very appealing.” —Betty Terry, Associate Editor 6. Oo-Mango-Long Tea SIMPSON & VAIL “A delightful blend of Chinese…

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an invitation to tea

What a joy it is to receive an invitation to tea! Formal invitations were once required to be printed or written by hand and mailed a couple of weeks before the event. While this is still the preferred method, it is also considered acceptable now to extend and accept an invitation via telephone or e-mail. Whatever your preference, do make plans early because your invitation is more likely to be accepted if delivered two weeks or more in advance. As you prepare for your tea event, invite a close friend or two to assist as pourers. Be sure to set up a schedule listing the time each one will be on duty, as no one friend should pour for more than 15 or 20 minutes. Keep in mind that it is…