TeaTime March - April 2016

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come for tea

Birthdays, perhaps more than any other special occasion, inspire us to host an afternoon tea. And it is a birthday—Queen Elizabeth’s, to be precise—that prompted us to give this issue a British theme. Her Majesty will be 90 years young on April 21, 2016, although official celebrations won’t occur until June as is royal tradition. (Go to hmq90.co.uk to see the many festivities that are planned.) Whether you prefer to mark the occasion with an elegant tea that is truly fit for a queen (page 38) or with a cozy cottage-style teatime (page 22), you’re sure to find the perfect menu. Since Queen Elizabeth will likely spend her actual birthday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, we have included a Scottish-inspired menu and table setting. And in true British fashion, we’ve…

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mark your calendars!

TeaTime will be exhibiting and Editor Lorna Reeves will be speaking at these tea festivals. 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 Coffee & Tea Festival Philly November 5–6, 2016 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center •Oaks, PA coffeeandteafestival.com/philly •631-940-7290…

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dear teatime

You make us blush I really enjoyed the video sneak peek of the January/February 2016 issue. Lorna nailed it! WENDY FIELDS Via Facebook Thanks, Wendy! We plan to do video overviews of each issue this year, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or sign up for our e-newsletter at teatimemagazine.com. Lake-effect snow today, and the January/February 2016 issue will be a nice way to go into the afternoon with a pot of Lady Grey. WANDA ELISCHER Via Facebook Beautiful issue! Every detail thoughtfully and artistically put together. SUSAN BROWER TAYLOR Birmingham, Alabama Stunning table [in the “A Rosy TeaTime” feature], as are all of your table settings. Each one transports me to a beautiful place and thoughts of a special time with very dear friends. LINDA PURCELL RUSSELL Portales, New Mexico It is obvious that a great deal of…

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tea events calendar

March 6 Alice in Wonderland Tea Dance 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Victorian Tea & Dance Society Scottish Rite Cathedral Hall Pasadena, California Interested in learning more about dancing in the Victorian Age? Come join the members of the Victorian Tea & Dance Society for an afternoon of dancing to live music. Newcomers are welcome at this event, which includes tea refreshments. The cost is $20 per person. For $5 more, come an hour early for a couples’ dance class. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to victorianteaanddance.org. 12 Victorian Unmentionables Cream Tea 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Molly Brown House Museum Denver, Colorado From the Titanic crossing to a Denver opera, Denver doyenne Molly Brown was always well dressed, but what did she wear under her skirts? Enjoy tea and scones while watching a unique presentation by Miss Tabitha (Sharon…

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an english affair

Festive Sweets Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday by savoring this limited-edition Walkers Shortbread gift tin, available April 1, 2016. ($18.99; us.walkersshortbread.com or 800-521-0141) Gilded Touches A metallic gold tea infuser and charming tea caddy commemorate the 50th anniversary of Wedgwood’s iconic Wild Strawberry pattern. ($48 and $120, respectively; wedgwood.com or 877-720-3486) Dish of Pride A petite (6¼" x 4¼") porcelain Union Jack tray is perfect for teatime treats. ($12; rosannainc.com or 877-343-3779) Such Great Sights Keep your favorite teapot warm with this lively London Landmarks tea cozy. ($15; english-teapots.com or 909-718-9999) Noble Infusions Beautiful tins hold 30 sachets each of Harney & Sons’ fine teas, produced under license from England’s Historic Royal Palaces. ($10.95–$12; harney.com or 888-427-6398)…

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earl grey blends

Lord Bergamot STEVEN SMITH TEAMAKER smithtea.com • 800-624-9531 TEACUP: Johnson Brothers Indies Blue “The citrusy finish is a nice counterpoint to this rich blend of Ceylon and Assam black teas.” —Lucy Herndon, stylist Creamy Earl Grey SIMPSON & VAIL svtea.com • 800-282-8327 TEACUP: Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz “This succulent tea is a pleasant balance of bergamot’s zest and vanilla’s luscious taste.” —Janece Maze, editorial assistant Queen’s Earl Grey QUEEN MARY queenmarytea.com • 206-466-1173 TEACUP: Johnson Brothers Denmark Blue “Touches of lavender and vanilla add depth and complexity to this Earl Grey, making it fit for royalty.” —Lorna Reeves, editor Cream Earl Grey White CAPITAL TEAS capitalteas.com • 888-484-8327 TEACUP: Wedgwood Mirabelle “The creamy, lighter taste of this white tea is so appealing, and I love the hint of almond at the end.” —Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Earl Grey Superior Mixture GRACE TEA COMPANY gracetea.com • 978-635-9500 TEACUP: Spode Mayflower “This classic Earl Grey has a delightfully delicate…