Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Queen's Tea, June 2012

This past Sunday we joined in the celebrations taking place across the pond in Great Britain and in tea rooms and living rooms here in the United States in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee honoring sixty years on the throne, an accomplishment she shares with Queen Victoria.  Our annual Queen's Tea featured a variety of Afternoon Tea selections suited for a queen, including a sampling of the Coronation Chicken Salad said to have been served at the 1953 Coronation luncheon of Queen Elizabeth II.  Our guests received a free sample of Coronation Tea, a blend created by The Metropolitan Tea Company.  This special tea is a combination of black teas and delicate camomile flowers that yields a full flavored tea with a hint of muscatel and honey like flavor from the camomile.  A Champagne toast to the Queen announced the beginning of our celebration.  Long live the Queen!
Eating Royally Pear and Walnut Salad
Parmesan Balsamic Dressing, from a Palace Kitchen

Olde English Sausage Rolls
Diamond Jubilee Veggie Confetti
Roast Beef with Tarragon Horseradish Butter on Pumpernickel
Tomato and Bacon Sandwich with Parmesan Butter
Piccadilly Curry and Marmalade Tea Sandwich Rounds
Coronation Chicken Salad

Kensington Palace Scones
Claridge Hotel, London Scones
Sweet Cream, Orange Curd, Raspberry preserves
Fresh Sliced Oranges and Cantaloupe

Earl Grey Petite Cupcake
Buckingham Palace Garden Party Triple Berry Tartlets

Champagne to Toast the Queen
‘Long Live the Queen!’ ‘God Bless the Queen!’

8 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely tea in honor of Her Majesty's 60 year reign!

Herbal Tea said...

Good to know about your blog i like it.
Thank you for post.

Angela McRae said...

What a feast! I just knew you'd be doing something to celebrate!

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely tea party! I enjoyed seeing the pictures and observed with interest the care you put into naming the menu items! Just beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Everything sounds just delicious! What a fun and beautiful tea celebration.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh so lovely -- looks like a lot of dishes!! You are amazing!! We are having our Jubilee tea on Saturday -- hope it goes as well as yours!! Donna

Steph said...

Yumm!

amherstrose said...

A celebration "Fit for a Queen."
I am sure your guests were delighted, Nancy.

Yes, Long live the Queen!