One lovely Sunday afternoon, we decided to create a throwback to a beautiful time at High Tea we had one time while visiting London: High Tea. After some simple research about what to serve at High Tea, we created this lovely little table spread. Complete with finger sandwiches, strong black tea, champagne, biscuits and fresh local honey, it was a delight for the senses.
Finger sandwiches are one of the easiest ways to make sandwiches taste better, and look more fancy. By cutting off the crust of the bread before making the sandwiches, you create the quintessential High Tea vibe I was chasing.
I also cut the bread into small triangles before making the sandwiches, since cutting them afterward would have made them fall apart.
We had just been given a small rotating Lazy Susan from relatives and this was the perfect occasion to use it! We placed a trailing succulent in a mini vintage teacup to add to the effect. The tea we chose was a strong black blend, purchased from London. It comes in a pretty tin with circus elephants painted all over it. Sourced from Picadilly Circus.
Biscuits warmed straight from the oven were another wonderful addition to tea time. Cut and spread with a bit of butter and smothered in some local Washington honey, the end result was to die for.
Did you know how healthy local honey is for you? By sourcing some from the state or area you live in, you can improve your health and sometimes even reduce your seasonal allergies. Bees produce special honey in each region that includes local pollen and flora from where you live. I got mine from Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey, which has blends from a number of U.S. states. It was smooth, sweet and delicious.
All you need to create a small little bit of High Tea paradise is some tea, some finger foods, some time and some imagination. It’s fun to build miniature fairy tales and relive trips from around the world. Have you ever been to High Tea or created your own?
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Adan
Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.