There are some books that you correlate to certain things – food, drink, smells… it has as much to do with the book itself as the experience of reading it. For me, Pride and Prejudice (and all of its modern day spinoffs), make me want to host a tea party. Thus, inspired by this week’s review of Longbourn, I thought I’d do a round up of some tea time treats from the blogosphere.
For those of you unfamiliar with traditional English tea, afternoon tea is usually accompanied by finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and little cakes. I won’t say that any of the below tea time treats are traditional English, but you can certainly enjoy them in your own afternoon tea.
The second set of links are to food and beverages either infused with tea or are a blogger’s take on a popular tea.
I haven’t gotten to try everything on this list, so if you make any of the below, be sure to come back and let me know how you liked it!
Tea Time Treats
- Almond Poppy Seed Bread (from Books n’ Cooks)
- Blackberry Jam (from Noel Barnhurst)
- Cranberry Walnut Scones (from Books n’ Cooks)
- Grapefruit Scones (from Confections of a Foodie Bride)
- Green Goddess Tea Sandwiches (from Joy the Baker)
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies (from Hot Polka Dot)
- Petit Fours (from Vegan Yum Yum)
- Raspberry Lemon Balm Jam (from The Way to His Heart)
- Vanilla Sugar (from Books n’ Cooks)
- Chocolate Earl Grey Caramels (from Vanilla Garlic)
- Coconut Iced Tea (from Jenn Cuisine)
- Dark Chocolate Early Grey Cupcakes (from Desserts for Breakfast)
- Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Creme (from Gourmande in the Kitchen)
- Earl Grey Oatmeal with Cardamon & Honey Cream (from A Better Happier St. Sebastian)
- Earl Grey Tea Latte (from Gimme Some Oven)
- Green Tea Ice Cream (from Annie’s Eats)
- Lemon, Ginger, and Orange Earl Grey Flavored Sugars (from Taylor Takes a Taste)
- Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktail (from Joy the Baker)