Friday, April 25, 2014

Downton Abbey Tea - April

Service for the Downton Abbey Tea began with properly brewed tea, served in silver teapots. The offerings include three selections of tea. Lord Grantham's Favorite Assam, a nice hearty bold black tea, Lady Grantham's Summer Dreams, a black tea flavored with peach and vanilla highlights with a touch of rose petals, and Isobel's Berry Patch, a caffeine free herbal blend of apples, hibiscus, elderberry, raspberry, and rose hips.

The first course featured a Pear & Walnut Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Dressing, a recipe from Darren McGrady's book, Eating Royally.

Preparing to serve the Savory Tea Sandwiches to the guests is Parlor Maid Angelica.

The sandwiches included Artichoke & Spinach Swirls, Apricot Chicken Salad Triangles, Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese, Asparagus Sandwich with Egg Yolk Butter, and Carrot Tea Sandwich.
Would you care for some more tea, my lady?

The scones included Traditional English Cream Scone served with Sweet Cream and Strawberry preserves. A slice of Triple Lemon Tea Bread accompanied the scones. And Sugared Grapes completed this course. A mixture of spiced nuts was on each table when the guests arrived.
The desserts included Lady Mary's Chocolate Biscuit Cake, Daisy's Rose Water Sugar Cookie and Mrs. Patmore's Lemon Coconut Cake.
We had such fun at these special teas!


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

How delightful and delicious! Everything looks perfect, from the menu to Parlor Maid Angelica!

relevanttealeaf said...

Perfection at its best! Were the teas you served renamed by you in keeping with the theme, or tea blends by a company with a line of Downton Abbey teas similar to Republic of Tea? I received your Downton Abbey Tea flier in today's mail. Thank you SO MUCH! I love it, and will put it in my Downton Abbey tea file. ~ Phyllis

Marilyn said...

This is such a fun theme to play with and you did it so well. Angelica looked so cute as the Parlour Maid. Your menu looked delicious!

Angela McRae said...

If only I had all this before me right now ... a friend is loaning me Season 2 and I will start watching it tonight! Can't wait!