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Hosting An Afternoon Tea Party


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The tea party has been treated as an elegant affair for many years. In England, people enjoy afternoon tea and often use afternoon tea parties to entertain visitors or clients. An afternoon tea party is perfect for any special celebration and is quick and easy to organize.

Now, when you are hosting an afternoon tea party, the key to success is careful planning. A successful tea party is about the whole presentation. From the serving platters, cutlery, furniture, tablecloths and tea pots, you should plan the whole thing in advance.

The tea menu is also the most vital component in a tea party and you should plan the menu according to your guests’ dietary preferences. A typical afternoon tea party menu consists of a selection of savory finger sandwiches (small size sandwiches), baked rolls with cream and jam, and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries. All these mouth watering delicacies will delight your guests’ taste buds, but remember that the presentation must also be up to the mark.

Now, let’s come to the main part. Tea is definitely the center of attraction in a Tea Party. There is a wide selection of teas - organic white tea, organic green tea, organic black tea, and Herbal Tea. Selecting the right tea for the tea party depends largely on the weather. If the weather is cold serve the tea hot and on warm hot days serve the organic tea chilled. A popular tea for any tea party is Earl Grey tea. It is a light refreshing tea and is best served hot with or without milk/cream or sugar/honey/sweetener. It can also be used to make iced tea.

Serve your hot organic tea in a special traditional tea set or if you want to add fun, how about using a different set of tea cups and saucers? You can serve the iced organic tea in a big glass pitcher. The colorful shade of the chilled organic tea with fruits and herbs such as mint will lift up the atmosphere of the tea party.

The taste of the tea and the setting will decide how successful your tea party is. So, plan ahead to choose the right tea and enjoy every sip of the tea.

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