Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January Tea Brunch with Friends

 Mary, Lynn, Patty and I gathered around my dining room table 
for Brunch Tea on Tuesday.   
I took all sorts of photos of the food
and tea, but not a single photo of the guests! 
 Patty brought the mixed fresh fruit.  
I provided the various teas including the first tea of the day, 
 Harney and Sons Queen Catherine, a blend of 3 Chinese black teas.

I used my Duchess June Bouquet English Bone China,
hand-carried from Stratford-Upon-Avon several years ago. 

Patty also brought mini Bran Muffins,
served in one of a variety of clear Sandwich Pattern Glass dishes I
collected over the years from various antiques and thrift shops. 

 Lynn brought a delicious Quiche Lorraine, above. 
Mary brought a Crudite Platter, including 
Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Basil
and Celery stuffed with Olive Nut Cream Cheese Spread.  
The centerpiece was a small clear glass teapot with 
Jasmine Lily Blossoming Tea

 Patty and Mary sampled the blossoming tea, but gave it a 
poor rating compared to the five other teas I served.
(Yes, 5 different teas, black, white, oolong, and green).
Those teas will be reviewed in future posts.  

The recipe for Olive Nut Cream Cheese Spread is one of my 
top hits on the blog.  You can find the recipe posted here on my blog

After Michelle's suggestion,
I linked to Tea Time Tuesday here
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea here

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