Tea & Toast
Crafted in a rich shade of blue and still prized by collectors today, Blue Calico by Burleigh is a much sought-after pattern both in its native England and beyond. Find this and other fine china patterns in our book, Our Hearts Are in England, available in our online shop.
Tucked into a quiet enclave of the garden, a table laden with dainty treats for a Mother’s Day tea bids the daughter’s first friend, greatest example, and dearest ally to enjoy an afternoon befitting her matchless grace. Prepare a celebration for Sunday using our recipes at http://bit.ly/2Vl2Hkh.
Anyone can experience regal treatment with an extravagant bouquet of fresh blooms, chosen to match the colors of Herend USA Queen Victoria china, setting the stage for a gracious afternoon. Pass around gleaming silver trays of dainty scones, tea sandwiches, herb-strewn savories, and flower-bedecked sweets—all worthy of royalty. Find this setting's accompanying menu in our book The Art of Tea at https://bit.ly/38G1ZS7.
As seasons fade from snow fallen winter to sweet spring and beyond, the pleasurable presence of a cup of tea is unchanging. Discover a bounty of inspiration for setting your table in preparation for enjoying a favorite brew in our book, The Art of Tea, available at http://bit.ly/2tmJ8Mo.
The myriad joys of tea are echoed in its many flavors and manners of enjoyment. Experienced hostesses and novices alike may discover something new when exploring the principal elements of savoring this cherished beverage. From its history to tips on brewing the perfect cup, learn more in our hardcover volume, The Art of Tea, available at http://bit.ly/2tmJ8Mo.
Amid gentle breezes, while away the hours enjoying the sublime comforts of delicious fare and amiable conversation during an afternoon of bliss on the veranda with friends. Find the recipes for the savory morsels served on this tiered tray in our blissful hardcover volume, The Art of Tea, available at http://bit.ly/2tmJ8Mo.
From brewing the perfect cup of a fragrant blend to planning a gracious gathering, essentials for preparation and service elevate singular moments of beauty that make up the cherished ceremony of afternoon tea. Discover inspiration for enjoying this festive ritual in our special issue, Tea Pleasures, available on newsstands and at https://bit.ly/3oYHrfE or via the link in our profile. Photography: Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Even for a simple service for two, a well-dressed table is an integral element of any afternoon tea, extending a warm welcome to a visual feast that blends a graceful mix of crisp linens, treasured heirlooms, and seasoned elements. Find inspiration for a pristine winter tea in our special Tea Pleasures issue, back by popular demand. Collect your copy on newsstands or at https://bit.ly/3oYHrfE.
In tribute to a time-honored tradition of gracious living, our new book, The Art of Tea, offers an invitation to savor the pleasures and possibilities of this cherished custom shared by people the world over. Discover abundant inspiration by collecting your copy, available at http://bit.ly/2tmJ8Mo.
Whether shared as a celebration of young love or as an occasion to honor lasting relationships, this tantalizing menu presents an ode to romance. Over fragrant cups of tea, treasure the company of dear ones who gather to sample our feast of sentimental favorites that is certain to cause hearts to flutter.
As seasons fade from burnished foliage to a peaceful snow fallen winter, the pleasurable presence of a cup of tea is unchanging. Discover a bounty of inspiration for setting your table in preparation for enjoying a favorite brew in our book, The Art of Tea, available at http://bit.ly/2tmJ8Mo.
A sight to behold whether gracing the tea table or arranged in a china cabinet, shapely teapots and exquisitely adorned cups and saucers possess a charm beyond compare for those whose hearts thrill to the custom of afternoon tea. Find inspiration for dressing your table in our book, The Art of Tea, at https://bit.ly/38G1ZS7.