The Charms of Tea : Reminiscences and Recipes

Book - 1991
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The tradition of tea time has long been a cherished one, bringing tranquil settings to the mind, delicate refreshments to the palate, & warm conversation with good friends to the heart. The Charms of Tea plays tribute to the elegant ritual with inspirational writings, recipes & special menus, & exquisite art & photography that set the mood for this very special time of day. Share teatime with Lewis Caroll's Alice, Anne of Green Gables, Mr. Chips, & even Peter Pan. Lose yourself in the writings of Henry James, Daphne du Maurier, Saki, Marcel Proust, & M.F.L. Fisher as they share their thoughts on the delights & comforts of tea. There are nearly 65 recipes for making sweets & savories, including such classic teatime treats as Cucumber Sandwiches with Mint Butter, Currant & Pecan Scones, Sage Bread, Spiced Blackberry Jam, Raspberry & Lemon Curd Hearts, & Chocolate Torte. You'll learn the secrets of preparing & serving the perfect pot of tea, the wonderful variety of tea leaves to choose from, suggestions for beautiful table settings, & unique menu ideas for picnic teas, breakfast teas, garden teas, & nursery teas. The Charms of Tea, with its delightful reminiscences & delicious recipes, is to be shared, savored, & treasured as the tradition of tea itself has been for more than two centuries.
Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, c1991.
ISBN: 9780688094324
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Victoria magazine (Surrey, B.C.)


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