Frugal Bon Vivant

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Afternoon Tea Inspirations

I recently had a chance to visit London with my husband and we got a chance to experience afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason's, where they've been serving afternoon tea for the past 300 years! Queen Victoria supposedly used to send out boxes of Fortnum and Mason teas to army officiers during war-times. (Check it out here:

Having parents from the India/Pakistan area, I grew up drinking tea in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Chai with a hard-boiled egg and buttered toast was my favorite breakfast in elementary school!

Afternoon Tea Menu

Red Velvet Cupcakes from Martha's Bakery
Fruit Tarts from Lety's Bakery
Lemon Madelines
Macaroons from Financier Patisserie
Fresh Fruit

Assorted Tea Sandwiches (made by moi, consisting of turkey/basil, curry chicken, pate/cucumber, wild salmon/creme fraiche)
Roasted Baby Potato and Basil Frittata
Gorgonzola and Sausage Stuffed Endive Leaves

Cheeses from Murray's Cheese Shop (including Mount Enbro Cheese, the
best cheese I've ever had)
Acacia Honey
Lingonberry Preserves
Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Traditional Cardamom Chai made with PJ Tips
Harrod's Darjeeling Blend
Harney and Sons Lemon Coconut Green Tea
Sparkling Water


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