Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tea Around the World

Last month we entertained a special event Tea Around the World  which featured a complete afternoon tea coupled with a special presentation by Janet Young from Over the Teacup.

The first course concentrated on the Mid-East.  We served a Pumpkin Spice Hummus with Assorted Crackers garnished with Fresh Figs from our garden.

The main entrée was a bit more international.  There was a Broccoli Quiche, Usha's Indian Curried Rice, and 'Eat Tea' Savory Spirals.  Did you know that quiche originated in Germany, and then the French adapted their own version by making Quiche Lorraine.  While in England, quiche became popular shortly after WWII and then, working its way to the United States, it became the fad food of the '70s.

Our scone course represented England of course.  Traditional English Cream Scones and Pumpkin Ginger Scones were served with true Devon Cream, Lemon Curd, and a Triple Fruit Marmalade, imported from England.

After a quick hop on the Eurostar Chunnel from England to France, we savored Coconut Madelaines and Lemony Macarons.

Following the international meal, Janet presented her program, sharing the beautiful enamel samovar from Russia and a unique assortment of tea accoutrements, history, and tea lore representing China and England.  This was a delightful afternoon of travel, without any of the concerns about security issues or missing connecting flights.


The Tea And Hat Lady said...

Very nicely done as is typical when attending any tea at Sweet Remembrence.

amherstrose said...

Such a great representation of how tea is an international experience.
The menu was so well planned and executed. I would have loved to have a seat at the tea table for this event.

Mary Jane

Marilyn said...

What a lovely attention to all the details of having an international feel. Love Janet's samovar too.

Angela McRae said...

These flavors sound especially appealing, and I love the theme as well! (Also, thank you for taking time to express sympathies about my mom--whose wonderful name you share!)

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love this!! Serving teas and treats to represent all the corners of the globe is such a wonderful idea!