Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making Tea for 140 Guests

The photo above my Sanyo hot water pot I brought back from Japan in 1994 on my first trip there. The hotel rooms where we stayed had these along with a variety of green and black tea and traditional Japanese teacups (without handles).

These are my "tea urns" I use when making large quantities of tea. OK, I know they say "coffee" on the boxes, but these have never, ever been used for coffee. I use them to heat water and mix with a tea concentrate I make prior to the event.

This Saturday, October 17th, is the annual fund raiser I chair, Tea Time With Berea Health Ministry. I will make the tea concentrate on Friday evening in preparation for tea time on Saturday. In addition, I planned the menu, I'm making scones and sandwiches and too many other responsibilities to list! Tomorrow my friend Lynn is coming over to help me fold and staple the programs I printed.
Tea Time With Berea Health Ministry is a hostess-table-decorated event where the hostess determines her own table theme. Hopefully, I will be able to take lots of photos to share with you between making and serving tea.
Be sure to come back after Saturday to see all the fun photos! Our hostesses are being very creative and secretive this year. Some of them participated last year, and others are participating for the first time.

13 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

uhhhh... is one of those Japanese hotel rooms missing a hot water pot!! Just teasing.

belinda said...

Whay tea did you decide on? And did I miss seeing what the menu is?
Good luck and may God bless your efforts

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Tea Party, I know it will all be beautifuly done.
Patsy

Jason Witt said...

I'd like to know how you make a tea concentrate. Is it bitter at all? With astringency? So there's milk and sugar needed? Or does it turn out to be a pretty good cuppa? --Teaternity

Phyllis said...

Good luck, Linda! I'm thinking of you and praying that all goes well. The tea is in good hands with you in charge.

parTea lady said...

That is quite an undertaking. Making a tea concentrate is a great idea. Hope you have lots of help with the baking and sandwich making.

I like that each table will be decorated differently and look forward to seeing the photos.

Paula said...

Linda, you are so awesome! Seriously, is there anything you can't do?

Marilyn Miller said...

Good luck with the tea on Saturday.

Linda J. said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I'll be back soon with photos, the menu and tea report.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I can't wait! Getting to see your photos after this event each year is the next best thing to being there! (And I hope you have a wonderful time!)

Stockpiling Mom said...

It was FABULOUS!

Love,

Melissa

Angela McRae said...

We're waaaaaaaitttttingggggggg ...

(Just kidding! I know you're probably recovering from the big event, but I'm eager to see your photos when you get time to post again! Hope you had a great time!)

Steph said...

How cool that you found a useful tool and have stuck with it! I love my old, sturdy tools that just keep going!

 

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