Monday, June 21, 2010

"Afternoon Tea at Home — Made Simple"

"Afternoon Tea at Home Made Simple" © 2008 by English afternoon tea instructor and author,  Giuliana Orme is a recent addition to my tea library.   I purchased my copy from Amazon. 

The book is divided into two parts. 
Part 1shows the reader how to make, prepare and serve an English afternoon tea — from broiling the water in the kettle to baking the scones to folding the napkins. 

Part 2 takes the reader on a journey from the tea plantation to the teapot, tells the story of the arrival of tea in England, gives the history of the teapot, explores the health benefits of tea, includes tea quotes and informs the reader of facts and trivia about tea. 

If you purchase this book, keep in mind it is an English afternoon tea book.  Guiliana's Afternoon Tea menu and information is typically English.  She does, however, include conversions in the recipes for the convenience of her American readers. 

Check out Ms. Orme's website here.  I would love to take her Afternoon Tea class on my next trip to London.   Would you like to join me?


parTea lady said...

This sounds like a book that I'd like to add to my library. Thanks for the link to Ms. Orme's website. Being able to attend one of her classes and teas would be like a dream come true.

Susan said...

I have added that book to my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

Angela McRae said...

I certainly would love to join you, but for the time being I must add this book to my wish list! (We all seem to keep each other going in that regard, don't we?) Thanks for the info!

Bernideen said...

I rarely see a Tea Book I don't have orknow about BUT YOU GOT ME HERE! Wonderful addition to others- a must find!

Lavender Cottage said...

Sounds like a good book for my wish list.
I would just like to travel to England but taking the tea course would make it the best trip!
I'd love to come along with you.

Steph said...

HI! I think I would enjoy the English version...always fun (and sometimes frustrating). thanks for the warning!


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