The art and pleasures of taking tea.
This charming Edwardian-style book captures the essence of this traditional British pastime and provides us with the expertise on ceremony and recipes. Stories about the legendary afternoon teas at the Ritz and fascinating details about the history of tea drinking are complemented with passages from diverse writers such as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.
Over fifty recipes are included for different kinds of afternoon tea specialities – from delicate sandwiches, strawberry shortcake and rose petal jam, to crumpets and muffins for hearty teas in front of a roaring fire. The Ritz London Book of Afternoon Tea provides an infallible guide to the many blends of tea and their suitability to particular occasions.
Beautifully presented and delightfully illustrated, this book is the perfect gift for tea drinkers everywhere.