Vintage Tea Party by Carolyn Caldicott was one of the “tea” gifts I received at Christmas. This book contains lots of information on the history of tea, teatime food and drinks and tea parties.
The gorgeous photos alone are enough to tempt any tea enthusiast to add a copy to their library. There are wonderful shots of teatime foods, tea ware, beautiful English gardens, quaint thatched roof cottages and seaside villages.
There are hints on where to find the vintage look and how to cheat in style for the non baker or time challenged cook.
This book covers lots of interesting subjects like the history of the tearoom, choosing tea, brewing tea, the history of the sandwich, and much more.
Included are more than a few recipes that I’d like to try. Raspberry Millefeuilles, Potted Salmon, and Butterfly Cakes with Vanilla Cream for a start.
I’m so happy that my daughter gifted me with this new addition to my “tea” library.