Friday, June 29, 2012

A Pre-London Tea Party

Before we headed off to London, I had a  pre-London tea party at my house in February for  two girlfriends who went on the trip with me.   As you can see from the snow on the ground, teapots that never went dry kept us warm and cozy as we planned our upcoming trip!

I used my Hohenberg Bavaria dishes in the Daffodil pattern for my tablescape - not knowing that when we arrived in London the daffodils would be in bloom!

The menu was Wild Rice Bisque topped with a Puff Pastry teapot;  Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Scones; Shepherd's Pie; and Ginger Trifle for dessert.   Our teas throughout the afternoon were:  Earl Grey Black Tea, Keyoto Rose Green Tea, and Silver Needles White Tea.   We toasted to a safe, fun, and educational trip with a  non-alcoholic sparkling white grape beverage. 

L-R:  Phyllis [me], Sandy [seated] and Lori

 Blooming daffodils, on the lawn of Kensington Palace, greeted us a couple of weeks later!


  1. I have just caught up on reading your blog through today after our week+ of travels. I enjoyed reading about your tea journey and tea education. Like you, I will always continue to be a student of tea.

  2. Love the daffodils and Kensington Palace.

  3. What a lovely table you set! And I love the puff pastry teapot on the bisque. Looks wonderful and I'm sure it was.

  4. What a beautiful tea you gave your friends. Love the china and the menu. What a cute idea to use a puff pastry teapot on your bisque!

  5. What a lovely way to "stretch" the joy of your journey! Your table looks "delicious" as Beatrix Potter would say!

  6. We had such good weather! What a wonderful trip.

  7. What a fun kickoff to a trip! (And I got a new teatime tip: puff pastry teapots. Yes!)


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