TeaTime TeaTime Favorites 2013

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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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
letter from the editor

When i talk with readers of TeaTime, whether at tearooms, at tea events, or by phone, they usually mention favorite recipes and stories that have graced its pages. They readily attest that the magazine is a treasure trove of inspiration and information— from delectable scones, savories, and sweets to educational articles about infusions, tea wares, and more. Selecting such memorable features to include in this special commemorative edition, Teatime Favorites, has allowed my staff and me to take a proverbial trip down memory lane as we reviewed a decade’s worth of issues. I am pleased to share a wonderful array of cherished recipes, beautiful tablescapes, and expert tips to make your teatime truly special. Seven recently updated articles by TeaTime contributing editor Bruce Richardson off er thorough explanations about four of…

1 min
silver & white

Winter brings bare trees, snowdrifts, and icy streets decked in shades of white, silver, and gray. Th is elegant tablescape draws beauty from these cold days and warms the soul with heartening cups of tea. The hand-etched and hand-painted silver details of glass Arte Italica dinnerware are resplendent paired with a simple yet elegant white china teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl trimmed in silver. Forming a bright and sophisticated centerpiece, three bouquets of soft white flowers nestled in mercury-glass vases of varying heights give the table a burst of life and freshness. Atop embroidered linen place mats, place markers created from paper doilies rest between dinner and salad plates. Intricate silver flatware and simple white napkins complete each setting for a stunning presentation.…

1 min
cmitrus sampler

Rejuvenate your senses by hosting a tea party inspired by the peak of the citrus harvest, which occurs during the winter months. Bright shades of yellow, orange, and green enliven the tea table, bringing warmth and vitality to a cold winter afternoon. Simple white and silver china is off set by lime-green quilted place mats and patterned napkins wrapped in orange and yellow checkered ribbons. A spirited and pronounced centerpiece of bold florals and greenery is the focal point of this cheerful tablescape. To enhance the atmosphere, fill white footed bowls and serving pieces with ripe oranges, lemons, and limes, and place them along the buff et and throughout the dining room. Present each guest with a delicious party favor that reflects the citrus theme: place your favorite marmalade or…

1 min
tmee time

After playing the first half of the course, you deserve a relaxing teatime at the clubhouse before making the turn to the back nine. A glass hurricane vase filled with golf balls and grass makes an eye-catching centerpiece, while simple white bouquets in silver containers add femininity to the table. Monogrammed golf balls and tees double as creative place cards and cute party favors for the tea lover who also loves to play on the green. Whether you serve hot tea in charming Haviland Amaryllis teacups or iced tea in tall Juliska glasses, this party will be as pleasant and refreshing as the scenery. Such an enjoyable respite will rejuvenate you and your golf partners to hit it straight the rest of the day.…

1 min
pretty in pink

Bring springtime and all its splendor to the table with feminine and floral décor perfect for celebrating a special birthday, a bridal shower, or simply the love of afternoon tea. Soft pink blossoms and graceful china turn a casual afternoon into a polished and picturesque tea party. A delicate antique tablecloth accented with intricate floral cutouts and patterns adds a touch of nostalgia and charm. Complement the floral theme with rosy Royal Worcester chargers and patterned Haviland china. Individual bud vases become inviting place markers and lovely party favors when wrapped in pretty white handkerchiefs and filled with blushing roses…

1 min
mother’s day tea

For some, nothing is more respectful than getting dressed up, going to church with Mom, and then celebrating her special day with a delicious Sunday tea. Cover the table with gorgeous linens, and then dress it with beautiful floral arrangements, delicate china, gleaming crystal, and shining antique silver as a thoughtful and elegant treat for her. Bernardaud Botanique china is feminine and formal with a delightful floral design trimmed in gold. Combining gold and silver within the tablescape is most acceptable and yields a chic, eclectic setting. Tasteful beaded-edge linens over a damask-striped tablecloth provide a sophisticated look. A luscious bouquet of seasonal blooms is the perfect floral complement for the center of the table, while upright nosegays, serving as place-card holders, make the occasion even more inviting.…