a few months ago in late august, my friend threw a ladies afternoon tea party that was absolutely perfect. good food, good friends, good conversation = a good time. there’s something special about dressing up for “afternoon tea” and I think we should do it again, in fact more often if possible. so, I put together my version of a fall inspired tea party (with a few Caribbean influences) in case we do decide to have one (then I’ll be ready).
the “rules” say that for the spread, the afternoon tea should have a layer of sandwiches, a layer of scones, and a layer of tea cakes. I prefer to KISS (keep it simple and sweet), so I have just 3 offerings for each course with some variations. have you thrown a tea party? let me know how you did it.
cucumber tea sandwiches, chutney chicken salad tea sandwich, open faced salmon tea sandwiches
brown sugar pecan* scones with honey butter, classic scones with clotted cream, caribbean coconut drops
sweetheart sugar cookies, apple* goat cheese and honey tartlets, pear* and pecan* tea cakes
earl grey creme black tea, caramel chai roobis tea and sugar apple and spice tea 😉
*in-season fall produce
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