Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tea Book — An Invitation to Tea

I recently discovered "An Invitation to Tea" by Denise Whipple, owner of Traveling Tea Time.  The book, published in 2009, is described as a "Step-by-Step guide to Presenting the Perfect English Afternoon Tea."  Ms. Whipple is a native of England and has lived in Michigan for over 30 years.  She is educated in culinary arts and trained in tea and etiquette.

This book is easy to read and easy to use.  It includes tea party planning tips, ideas for tea table set-up, decorations and tea service, menu planning, easy delicious recipes, tea facts and more!  This is an excellent resource book for tea hostesses and guests. 

Frequently asked tea and tea etiquette questions are answered in Chapter Seven including my top tea pet peeve....
"What is the difference between Afternoon Tea and High Tea? " 
another example: 
"Should you have your pinky in or out?' 

If your answer is that High Tea is more fancy than Afternoon Tea, OR if you answer is your pinky should be out ... then PLEASE run out and purchase this book.

You can purchase  An Invitaion to Tea by Denise Whipple on Amazon.com  
By the way, there are several books with this same title, including a nice book by Emilie Barnes.

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