Essentials for a chic tea party
By Carla Snuggs
Summer will soon sadly come to an end, but there are plenty of weeks left for warm weather entertaining. Here's everything you need to host an end of summer tea party with your favorite friends!
Teas and Tea Rituals
A tea party isn't a tea party without tea! You can also upgrade and modernize your tea and tea ritual with Pique Tea. Pique Tea is revolutionizing the stagnant tea category with its new on-the-go premium tea format - crystallized tea leaves - liberating tea lovers from the inconvenience of tea bags and strainers. Pique’s Tea Crystals are made from premium, organic whole tea leaves that are hand-selected at their peak of freshness, brewed to perfection and crystallized using a proprietary Low Brew & Pressure process that fully extracts the rich flavor and complete spectrum of powerful tea nutrients.
Free from artificial flavors, preservatives and sugar, Pique TeaCrystals are packaged in stylish small sachets. They're available in five black and green tea varieties including Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Mint Sencha, Sencha, and Jasmine. Simply open, pour into an eight-ounce cup of hot or cold water, andvoila! You have an exceptional cup of tea in an instant.
Add a little flavor to your tea! Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has a line of flavors that perfectly complement a variety of teas for your summer tea party. Let guests customize how they’d like to enjoy their tea. Or you can serve this Rose Scented Iced Chai Tea Latte by Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food!
Rose Water blends nicely with tea party refreshments like fruits, chocolate and cheese. Rose Water is also a delightful way to elevate flavors for sugars and cookies that you'll have at the party.
Beautiful Tea Accessories
Beautiful tea towels, tea cups and saucers and tea accessories complete your tea party tablescape.
I love Umbra tea infusers! The Buddy Tea Infusers make for great conversation at any tea party.
You can see the entire collection here: Umbra Tea Infusers
Delicious Pastries and Tea Sandwiches
Pastries and cute tea sandwiches are vital to a great tea party! A great idea is to have a rose garden themed teaparty with Rose Scones or Lavender Rose Scones being served! Try Dr. Pete's Cottage Rose Scones. All who attend would remember the beautiful flavor of dried rose water in both scones. As a favor for each guest the burlap bags tied with a rose or purple ribbon could be placed at each seat. Another bonus is how easy it is to make these rich moist scones. All you add is 1 cup of cream to the mix and bake for 15-16 minutes at 400 degrees, and your kitchen smells like a bouquet of roses while they bake.
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What does your perfect summer tea party include? Leave your comments below!