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TeaTime Tea Holidays 2017

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


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a holiday tea party

is a marvelous way to celebrate the season. If you’re planning on hosting family or friends, this collection of recipes for delicious teatime treats and of ideas for festive tablescapes will provide plenty of inspiration.Delightful menus for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, along with expert recommendations on which teas to pair with each course, make it easy to decide what to serve. Our Tea-Steeping Guide on page 8 reminds you that not all tea is prepared in the same way, and it lists six steps for making a great pot of the beverage.If you’re concerned about entertaining guests who have gluten sensitivities, turn to page 109 where you’ll find a wonderful array of easy-to-bake glutenfree scones. And be sure to peruse our helpful Recipe Index on page…

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tea-steeping guide

WATERAlways use the best water possible. If the water tastes good, so will your tea. If that is not the case, then bottled spring water is a nice alternative. Heat the water on the stove top or in an electric kettle to the desired temperature. A microwave oven is not recommended.TEMPERATUREHeating the water to the correct temperature is arguably one of the most important factors in making a great pot of tea. Pouring boiling water on green, white, and oolong tea leaves can result in a very unpleasant brew. In general, use 170°- to -195° water for these delicate tea types, and always refer to the tea purveyor’s packaging for specific instructions. Reserve boiling (212°) water for black and pu-erh teas, as well as herbal and fruit tisanes.TEAPOTIf the teapot…

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a tranquil thanksgiving tea

menuSCONESweet Potato Scones with Cinnamon Whipped CreamSatsuma Black TeaSAVORIESTurkey-Lingonberry Puffs Smoked Trout Tea Sandwiches Ginger-Orange Wild Rice Salad in Phyllo CupsMountain Dragon Green TeaSWEETSChocolate-Pecan Tassies Pear-Filled Spiced Shortbread Sandwich Cookies Salted Caramel Pound CakePumpkin Spice Black TeaTea Pairings by Carriage House Teacarriagehousetea.comSweet Potato SconesYield: 152 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped2 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup granulated sugar2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon turmeric*4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy whipping cream, divided1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract• Preheat oven to 350°.• Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.• Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a gentle boil. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender when…

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giving thanks for blessings great and small

menuSCONEBacon-Spelt Scones with Maple ButterPlum Pear Black TeaSAVORIESSmoked Salmon, Corn, and Sun-Dried Tomato Tea Sandwiches Turkey-Pear Tea Sandwiches Broccoli-Kale Slaw Phyllo CupsTippy Assam Black TeaSWEETSGinger Cakes with Rosy Apple Compote Chocolate-Cranberry Oat Bars Coconut-Pecan TartletsWhite Tip Oolong Bai Hao TeaTea Pairings by Global Tea Mart 844-208-2337 | globalteamart.comBacon-Spelt SconesYield: 102 cups spelt flour*1 tablespoon granulated sugar2 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon black pepper¼ cup frozen unsalted butter,coarsely grated1/3 cup chopped, crisp cooked bacon½ cup plus 2 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream¼ cup whole milk plus 1 tablespoon, divided• Preheat oven to 350°.• Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.• In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper, whisking well. Add butter and bacon to flour mixture, stirring well.• In a small bowl, combine cream…

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an elegant hanukkah tea

menuSCONEZucchini-Walnut Scones with Brown Sugar CreamOrganic Dragonwell Lung Ching Green TeaSAVORIESRoasted Vegetable Tarts Dilled Salmon Salad Sandwiches Poached Pears with Braised Cabbage SlawOrganic Assam Reserve Black TeaSWEETSChocolate Chip Crescent Cookies Pine Nut Tartlets Rosemary-Orange CakeOrganic Blueberry White TeaTea Pairings by Capital Teas 888-484-8327 | capitalteas.comZucchini-Walnut SconesYield: 182½ cups whole-wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon ground nutmeg6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces1 cup coarsely grated zucchini, squeezed dry1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts1/3 cup dried currants3/4 cup cold heavy whipping cream1/4 cup whole milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract• Preheat oven to 350°.• Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.• In a large bowl combine flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, allspice, and nutmeg, whisking well. Using…

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an afternoon at the nutcracker

menuSCONEMother Ginger SconesNutcracker TeaSAVORIESMouse King Cheese Truffles Crab Salad Phyllo Cups Nutcracker PalmiersCeylon Lovers Leap Estate Black TeaSWEETSSnowflake Cake Bites Mini Sugarplum Cheesecakes Citrus-Topped Ginger Cream TartSugar Plum Fairy Rooibos Herbal TisaneTea Pairings by Simpson & Vail 800-282-8327 | svtea.com“This is all like a dream come true.” —CLARA IN THE NUTCRACKERMother Ginger SconesYield: 142 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons chopped candied ginger1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest2 teaspoons baking powder1½ teaspoons ground ginger½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground cardamom4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces½ cup dark chocolate morsels½ cup chopped roasted, salted pistachios1/3 cup chopped dried cherries3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold heavywhipping cream, divided½ teaspoon vanilla extractGarnish: turbinado sugar• Preheat oven to 350°.• Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.• In a large bowl, combine flour,…