TeaTime May - June 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

When the weather turns warmer, it seems only natural to take tea outside where we can enjoy the beautiful foliage of the season as well as the cheery chirping of birds. These teatimes call for more casual table settings and attire than does a formal afternoon tea, yet they can still be beautiful, enjoyable, and memorable. Our Porch Tea (page 40) certainly fills that bill. Our Garden Party (page 32) offers a slightly whimsical and somewhat modern approach to teatime, while our celebration for a bride and her attendants (page 23) takes on a very elegant air. For each of these occasions, hot tea is still most appropriate. Guests might, however, prefer theirs over ice, depending on the weather. After all, June is National Iced Tea Month. Take a look…

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dear teatime

Hail to the Queen The new British Issue of TeaTime is the best ever! SUZI BARBEE Port Charlotte, Florida What a great magazine! I have been buying the issues since the beginning. I always look forward to the new ones. I am particularly excited about the gluten-free recipes now. Over the years, I have used several recipes and ideas for afternoon tea parties, which were very successful and appreciated. Thank you for making my tea experiences even more enjoyable. MARIE CLAIRE BOURGEOIS via Facebook In Search of TeaTime I just found your magazine through Royal Albert Facebook. I am very interested in buying your wonderful magazine. Where can I purchase it in Canada? Thanks so much! KIM BUI via Facebook We have a feature on our website that can help you find the nearest place that sells TeaTime in…

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tea events calendar

May 6 Sleeping Beauty Princess Tea 4:15 p.m. Tea Leaves & Thyme Tea Room Woodstock, Georgia Boys and girls ages 3 and older, dress as your favorite superhero or princess, and come meet Sleeping Beauty at Tea Leaves & Thyme’s Princess tea. Everyone can have a photo made, enjoy afternoon tea, and listen to a story read by Sleeping Beauty. Parents must accompany children. Reservations are required, and advance payment of $21 per person is nonrefundable. For reservations, call 770-516-2609. 7 Midwest Tea Festival 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ararat Shrine Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri Experience a day all about tea in Kansas City, Missouri. You’ll learn about tea, its preparation, and tea culture and history and, of course, enjoy plenty of tea tastings! Be one of the first 1,000 people to purchase tickets by May 3, and receive a guaranteed goodie…

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enchanting touches

Stylish Accents Present teatime treats on Lenox’s cheery Butterfly Meadow melamine footed server and 3-tiered server. ($39.95 and $59.95; lenox.com or 800-223-4311) Weighty Matters Even when the wind is contrary, keep napkins in place with these ornate Mariposa paper-napkin box and weight sets. ($48 each; mariposa-gift.com or 800-788-1304) Make Your Own Enjoy loose-leaf tea effortlessly with these convenient personal-size drawstring tea bags. ($7.95 for a 50-count box; capitalteas.com or 888-484-TEAS [8327]) Cool Down Steep and serve your signature iced tea in these durable Primula 1-gallon pitchers. ($29.99 each; primulaproducts.com or 561-353-3900) Honey Drops Add natural sweetness to your cup or glass of tea with Stash Tea’s cinnamon or lemon honey sticks. ($4.95 for a 20-count pack; stashtea.com or 800-800-TEAS [8327]) Stirred Up Mix sweeteners into your beverage, using these modern gloss- or matte-finish Knork iced-tea spoons. ($23.99 for a set of…

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iced teas

Hammock Blend Black Tea PLUM DELUXE plumdeluxe.com • 503-482-8658 GLASSWARE: Lorren Home Trends RCR Fire “With pieces of orange peel and crème flavor, this tea is aptly named—I can easily imagine whiling away an afternoon, swinging in a hammock and drinking this tea.” —Betty Terry, associate editor Brûlée Mint Iced Tea ART OF TEA artoftea.com • 877-268-8327 GLASSWARE: Home Essentials Solar “This smooth iced tea greets the palate with a balanced mint flavor and leaves a lingering sweet yet toasty cream finish.” —Janece Maze, editorial assistant Iced Tea Blend SIMPSON & VAIL svtea.com • 800-282-8327 GLASSWARE: Style Setter Uptown “Simpson & Vail’s Iced Tea Blend is an old-fashioned, sitting-on-the-front-porch-on-a-hot-day, refreshing tea! I like to add a little sugar and a twist of lemon.” —Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Coconut Citrus Sunshine Green Tea SIMPSON & VAIL svtea.com • 800-282-8327 GLASSWARE: Mikasa Jewel Band “Flavored with lemongrass, ginger, and coconut, this blend of…

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shall we share a dish of tea?

It was a common occurrence in the colonial era to receive an invitation to “share a dish of tea.” In 18th-century Boston or Bath, a dish of tea referred to a teacup or a tea bowl containing black or green tea, placed on a saucer. The terminology for tea equipage, including teacups, was evolving as Western tea drinkers refined their rituals and porcelain makers, silversmiths, and furniture makers raced to invent new and more refined “tea things” (a Jane Austen term) that made their way onto increasingly crowded tea tables. Tea wares first arrived along with chests of Chinese tea imported by the East India Company. A typical shipment of Chinese tea ware in the early 1700s would have included crate upon crate of teacups—now known as tea bowls—without handles. These cups…