An Olympic Tea Party

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.

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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!

5 thoughts on “An Olympic Tea Party

  1. I always get confused with american food, I get that your chips are our crisps but I don’t understand what american scones are? Please explain, they look like biscuits.

  2. Hmmm…I don’t know. Maybe you should tell me what scones are really supposed to be, because that’s what I was trying to replicate! I found a recipe called “scones” and made it, but I didn’t check its authenticity, so I guess I don’t know what I made! 🙂

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