Today we had our grandest afternoon tea to date, which is befitting an occasion like the London 2012 Olympics. In addition to trying a new flavor of tea (Vanilla Chai), we had a mixture of old favorites and new treats.
The old stand-by, cucumber sandwiches:
And a new savory finger sandwich–crab salad. Surprisingly popular with everyone!
Crumpets with red currant jelly (OK, they were actually English muffins, but they looked rather like crumpets!):
Chocolate chips scones and Devonshire cream:
Lemon meltaways (this recipe is definitely going in my permanent collection!):
Viennese chocolate sables, in letter shapes…”O” for the Olympics, and “E” for England (and Queen Elizabeth!):
And some of the most beautiful fresh strawberries I’ve ever seen!
I’m not sure how I can top this tea party. I do think I’ll try, though…I’m thinking a Christmas tea party might be nice in December!