Friday, May 28, 2010

French Tea

Every once in a while I like to pull out one of the older books in my tea library and enjoy it again.

P5251551This is a great book for getting a sense of the French tea experience.  There are teas served in very old tea salons, cafes, restaurants and elegant private homes. 

P5251545  The photos by Juliette d’Assay are wonderful.   

P5251548 There is lots of information on types of tea and the different  regions where tea is produced.


 There are wonderful patisserie with recipes for many of the most popular (Tarte Tatin, Financiers, Madeleines, Fougasse and Quiche, etc.).  There is a handy Glossary of Pastry.


The book includes photos of outdoor teas, kitchen teas, Sunday teas, birthday teas and lots more.   Gorgeous china and tablescapes fill the pages.  You can find a reasonably priced used copy of French Tea at Amazon.  Now, if only I could get to Paris.


Shelia said...

Looks like a very lovely book! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda J. said...

This is a tea book I have not seen before. Looks lovely!

Marilyn said...

This is one of my all time favorites. I love this book and I love having tea in Paris. I want to go again. It is the very best.

Carol Manchester has passed away, but has left a wonderful book.

racheld said...

I clicked on your site on Friendship Tea, though you're listed as having last posted 3 months ago. I just thought I'd browse through your archives for some tea parties, etc.

And I find you're still posting, still up and running with this charming blog, so I'll be back often to enjoy all this Tea-Talk!


Marlena said...

I have this one and I love it and I want to go to Paris, also

Joyce said...

I like your book and the pretty photos. Congrats on the 1st grand! You are going to have fun having a tea party with her. I live in GA
and was wondering where you live in GA?

Angela McRae said...

I had heard of this book but have never actually seen a copy. It will be going on my wish list now, so thanks for the review!

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