January/February 2022

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!

United States
Hoffman Media
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

come for tea There is something romantic about France, and it seems to carry over into its tea practices as well. What better theme then for this issue as we enter the new year and approach February, so often thought of as the month of love? Within these pages, you’ll find menus inspired by French cuisine as well as table settings abounding with French-made china and flatware. While it is the custom in most tearooms of the country to serve only sweets at teatime, we have opted to include scones and savory selections in our menus. You’ll find something for all aesthetics, too—from elegant offerings to more casual ones. “An Alpine Afternoon” (page 24) reminds us to cherish the cold, winter months and to gather with loved ones around the fireplace for a…

2 min
dear teatime

Fabulous Fall 2021 Issue “I just received the autumn issue, and it’s fabulous! I love the new format of 100 pages since the 100th anniversary issue. The TeaTime magazine team is doing a brilliant job. Congratulations!” ELLEN JOHNSON via Facebook “For the past several months, I have been checking with the local tea shoppe on when they might receive more of the white two-section bonbon condiment dishes. Their answer was, due to the pandemic, they have no idea when any shipments might be coming in. Imagine my delight when I received the September/October issue of TeaTime. Located on page 23 is a picture of the condiment dish for which I have been searching. I have a couple of these bonbon dishes and wanted four for my niece Cynthia and her granddaughter Arianna who have…

3 min
tea events calendar

January 2, 9 & 16 Afternoon Tea Noon to 2:00 p.m. Cultivate Taste Tea Salon Green Bay, Wisconsin Spend a Sunday in January relaxing and gathering with friends and family over tea and food, dressed in something special for a special occasion. Enjoy a proper teatime and create comfortable and memorable experiences, forgetting about your worries and the outside world while sipping on four to six teas and savoring tea sandwiches, mini scones, and sweet treats. To learn more about this event and pricing or to reserve your spot, visit cultivatetaste.com, or call 920-770-7163. 12 National Hot Tea Day United States of America While tea can be enjoyed year-round, be sure to mark your calendar for National Hot Tea Day on January 12. Whether you plan on steeping a beloved brew or trying a new flavor or blend, join fellow…

1 min
pumpkins aplenty

Parisian Chic Venture to the beautiful City of Light with just one glance at the picturesque scenery bedecked on Bernardaud’s Tout Paris teacup and saucer set. ($130, bernardaud.com or 212-371-4300) Cheerful Details Celebrate your love of afternoon tea and French culture with a colorful Garnier Thiebaut L’heure du Thé rose tea towel. ($24, yvonne-estelles.com or 847-518-1232) Floral Flair Add a lovely touch to your tablescape with this pretty Poppies Sky Blue Provence by Tissus Toselli. ($6.99, idreamoffrance.com or 888-963-7262) Sweet Additions Top off scones with scrumptious floral-flavored jams and preserves for a delightful treat. ($9.20, thefrenchfarm.com or 713-660-0577) Elegant Infusions Enjoy a taste of France with Mariage Frères’s Paris Tea Time gift set, including three gourmet blends of black tea, green tea, and red rooibos. ($69, mariagefreres.com or +33 143471854)…

1 min
longing for oolong

Sugar Maple TEA BY TWO | teabytwo.com TEACUP: Haviland Parisiana “This rooibos blend of maple, carrots, coconut, and ginger creates a beverage that reminds me of a freshly baked sweet treat.”—Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Ruby Nectar ROSIE LEE TEA CO. | rosieleeteaco.com TEACUP: Haviland Victoria “A fruity sweetness complements tangy hibiscus in this refreshing rooibos blend that gets a perfect zip from peppercorns.”—Lorna Reeves, editor Rooibos Chai THE LARKIN TEA COMPANY | larkintea.com TEACUP: Royal Limoges Langeais “Brimming with the spiced notes of masala chai, this caffeine-free rooibos is an appropriate selection for chilly winter days.”—Courtni Bodiford, stylist Pears & Cinnamon Herbal Tea PLUM DELUXE | plumdeluxe.com TEACUP: Haviland Malmaison “Fruity notes of pear are balanced by a comforting cinnamon flavor, creating a heartwarming blend that satisfies the palate.”—Katherine Ellis, editorial assistant Andalusia Lemon Rooibos THE BOULDER TEA COMPANY | boulderteaco.com TEACUP: Fabergé Luxembourg Green “The sweet, zesty…

3 min
begin your teatime on the right note

Afternoon tea can be the perfect setting for both social and business occasions. In their search for a quiet place to wheel and deal, business leaders are learning to say to clients and business associates, “Let’s discuss this over tea.” When planning a business tea, it is the duty of a host or hostess to handle the smallest detail, from the reservation to the tip. Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early to check the table and arrange payment of the bill. Select the table at which you wish to be seated and decide where each guest will sit. You may sign the check beforehand or ask the staff to hold it until you are ready to depart. Lobby Meeting Greet your guest with a handshake and usher him or her ahead…