Monday, August 27, 2012

Eat Tea!

The Mid Atlantic Tea Business Association recently held one of their quarterly meetings.  Typically, meetings are held in member-owned tea rooms, providing the opportunity for tea related business owners to have the opportunity to network with other members, enjoy Afternoon Tea prepared by someone else, and to keep abreast of happenings in the world of tea.  However, for this specific gathering, a pot-luck was organized where it was requested that all of the fare provided included tea in the recipe.  What a colorful and tasty array of tea party food.  It was a feast for the eyes and a dance for the taste buds.

The menu featured such delicacies as Black Tea Mango Shrimp Salad, Earl Grey Sally Lunn bread with lemon curd, Ratatouille Infused with Yunnan Tea, Chai infused Viscor Date Balls, Baked Peaches with Ricotta and Peaches & Ginger Tea Streusel, Ginger Peach Bread & Butter pickles, a Matcha Mayonnaise with Veggies, Mint-Tea Chocolate Mousse,  Matcha Green Tea Krispie Cakes, and so much more!
The flavor of the Matcha (powdered green tea) was quite predominant in the Rice Krispie treats.  What an upscale version of an all-American favorite!

This plate full of yummy assorted tea party foods is a sampling of what was to be had on the tables.  Oh, such goodness!


relevanttealeaf said...

Everything looks fabulous, Nancy, and what a great idea for everything to be infused with tea. What did you take? Whatever it was I know it was delicious! Were recipes provided with each food item? I'm sure the gathering was informative as well as fun. Thanks so much for sharing. Those tea businesses are indebted to you and Janet for organizing the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association.

The Tea And Hat Lady said...

A great article about our meeting. The photos of the food served are very real looking and very appealing.


Gail - The Tea House Times said...

Everything was surprisingly delicious - many of us returned for second helpings. :) Great meeting! Yummy food and great company of MATBA members.

Linda Jennings said...

What an fun and interesting idea for your meeting!

Marilyn Miller said...

Wow~ I am impressed. It looks like a beautiful, delicious spread. I would have loved being a little mouse to nibble here and there.

Angela McRae said...

I've never seen so many things infused with tea before. Love it!

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Nancy,

Great post! We really did have a great time sharing tea infused dishes. I definitely think MATBA should plan to do something like this again.

Thanks for sharing,