Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tea Shopping at the Biltmore Estate

 I love the shops at the Biltmore Estate,
especially when I find tea and tea-related items.  
I couldn't resist purchasing a new Biltmore teacup tree ornament,
packages of Biltmore loose leaf teas, Young Hyson, Darjeeling, Oolong, and Southern mint, 
by Oliver Pluff and Company, 
 and, the newly released book, Biltmore Traditions
A collection of Menus, Recipes and Stories.  
 Visiting the Biltmore Estate is one of my favorite things to do, 
since my first trip there with my Aunt Ida and Uncle Lester when I was
6 years old.  Oh my!  Was this little girl from a small Kentucky town impressed!  
 Biltmore Traditions is full of recipes and photography, both old and new, 
and has a very nice chapter entitled 
"Time For Tea" with menus, recipes, and proper way to prepare tea.  

 Many photos from the Vanderbilt family are included in the book.
I especially like the one on the lower right of afternoon tea at a 1903 house party.  

I highly recommend Biltmore Traditions to friends and readers who 
enjoy cooking and/or visiting the Biltmore Estate, mansion and gardens.  


Two Cottages And Tea said...

I've only been to the Biltmore Estate once and what a wonderful time I had viewing the house and gardens. Your new book looks so interesting and a great way to bring back memories of your visit.

Marilyn said...

I'm not much of a traveler, but I'd certainly enjoy a visit to this place!♥♫

Lavender Cottage said...

I would enjoy visiting there with gardens to see and tea things to buy. The book looks interesting.

Marilyn said...

How fun to have special treats to take home and enjoy. Sweet!
Love that you went when you were just a young girl too, that would have impressed for sure.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I *need* this book! Thanks for the review!


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