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Hanukkah Happening
Delight your teatime guests with three teas perfectly paired with the courses of this festive menu. Order from Simpson & Vail online at svtea.com or by calling 800-282-8327. Cozy Comfort Tea Russian Caravan Tea Burgundy Blast Herbal Tisane Makes 12 2
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Yuletide Tradition
Teatime guests will truly relish this festive trio of teas from these fine purveyors. Elmwood Inn Fine Teas’s Christmas in a Cup Black Tea elmwoodinn.com • 800-765-2139 Mark T. Wendell Tea Company’s Organic Yunnan Golden Buds marktwendell.com • 978-6
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Infused with Spice
Makes 8 to 10 ¾ cup whole milk3 tablespoons masala chai loose-leaf tea2½ cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour*4 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided½ cup drie
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Christmas Brunch Teatime
Makes 12 2 cups all-purpose flour¼ cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed½ cup cold whole buttermilk2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided¼ cup firmly packed lig
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Checking In For Teatime
For more than a century, the Fairmont name has made its mark in the hospitality industry for luxury hotel and dining experiences. Like most resorts and restaurants, the Fairmont’s international community of properties took a few months hiatus from re
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The Story of the Tea Strainer
This is a story of how necessity and evolution gave us some of our most prized silver tea wares. It’s the story of how the humble teaspoon evolved into a multipurpose, long-handled straining spoon, which was remodeled to become the tea strainer, whic
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In the President’s Service
The White House serves as the setting for a number of events throughout the four-year term of a president—from formal state dinners to intimate afternoon teas. Teatime is scattered throughout the history of the United States presidency. In 1961, Jacq
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A Cup of Christmas Tea
For almost two decades, the ladies of Heritage of Hawk Ridge—a community of adults ages 55 and older, nestled in Lake St. Louis, Missouri—have gathered for the charming holiday tradition of their A Cup of Christmas Tea event, inspired by the book of
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Resources for Readers
Royal Albert Old Country Roses Christmas Tree footed cup and saucer set ($39.99) and cake plate and server boxed set (price unavailable); Royal Albert Old Country Roses teapot ($139.95), covered sugar bowl ($79.95) from Replacements, Ltd., 800-737-52
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EDITOR Lorna Reeves CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Jane Pettigrew, James Norwood Pratt, Bruce Richardson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Britt E. Stafford SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Katherine Cloninger Ellis CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jam
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Recipe Index
Blueberry Sauce 29 Cinnamon Roll Icing 43 Coconut Glaze 27 Cream Cheese Frosting 39 Honey Butter 47 Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Bagel Chip Crostini 25 Curried Sweet Potato Latkes 25 Everything Bagel Stratas 46 Hash Brown Canapés 46 Israeli Salad Cups 2
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Editor’s Letter
This year has been one most of us probably won’t soon forget. Some will remember it as a year of challenges, changes, and even of losses, while others will cherish it as a time of refocusing priorities and investing in relationships and pastimes in e
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Dear TeaTime
“I was screaming with delight when I walked my dogs (Strider & Gimli) to the mailbox and discovered your autumn edition: gorgeous! As we strolled back through the forest, I scanned the pages: this has been a spectacular TeaTime year, but I think you
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Tea Events Calendar
A Thankful Tea 10:30 a.m. Anna Marie’s Tea Shop Liberty, Missouri Friends, family, and cozy tea—these are just a few of the things we are truly thankful for this year, and every year. Welcoming friends to tea at Thanksgiving is an expression of grati
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Chai
elmwoodinn.com • 800-765-2139 TEACUP: Tirschenreuth TIR8 “Anyone looking for a caffeine-free chai alternative will thoroughly appreciate this blend of South African rooibos with cardamom, cinnamon, and clove.”—Courtni Bodiford, stylist trueleaftea.co
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It is Time to Introduce Tea to Your Friends
When my wife, Shelley, opened her central Kentucky tearoom in 1990, I would often stand in the foyer of the Elmwood Inn and chat with guests as they departed. Time after time, they would say, “You know, we never drink hot tea, but we consumed two ful
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Winter Roses
While Christmas calls to mind evergreens and holly berries, the rococo aureate design on Schofield’s Baltimore Rose silver teapot demonstrates a new way to incorporate the beloved flower into a festive vignette. Set upon a table adorned with live blo
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A Yuletide Teatime
Date Scones Cardamon Black Tea Steak & Caramelized Onion Tea Sandwiches Herbed Egg Salad Canapés Tomato, Spinach & Polenta Tartlets Kalami Assam Black Tea Macadamia–Lime Cookies Strawberry–Cream Cheese Cookies White Christmas Cake with Vanilla Bean B
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Tea Among the Evergreens
Hazelnut-Rosemary Scones with Mock Devon Cream Special Orange Blend Tea Boursin Cheese & Pumpernickel Canapés Roast Beef, Cucumber & Chimichurri Tea Sandwiches Italian Sausage Puff Pastry Swirls Organic Sweet Colombian Black Tea (Wiry 2) Spiced Linze
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A Cozy, Christmas Teatime
Stollen Scones Organic Pecan Pie Rooibos Beef Tenderloin Tea Sandwiches Holiday Crab Salad Tea Sandwiches Portobello–Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches Organic Monks Blend Black Tea Cinnamon-Spice Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Double Chocolate & Peppermint Cre
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Cookies for Santa Tea
Santa Hat Scones with Mascarpone Frosting Verry Berry Herbal Tisane Corn Deer with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce Elf Hats Pizza Christmas Tree Pastries Roasted Chestnut Rooibos Reindeer Shortbread Sandwich Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Santa Blondies Whit
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Christmas Morning Brunch
Breakfast Sausage–Cheddar Scones Charles Dickens’ Black Tea Blend Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Quiches Bloody Mary Shrimp & Grits Cakes Vegetable Swedish Tea Ring Assam Belseri Estate Organic Black Tea Apricot-Oatmeal Cake Berry Christmas Tart Cranbe
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New Year’s Eve with Tea
Dark Chocolate & Toasted Pecan Scones China Yunnan Silver Tip Choice Garam Masala Grilled Chicken & Black-Eyed Pea Canapés with Labneh Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tea Sandwiches Browned Butter–Poached Lobster Canapés First Flush Darjeeling Black Tea Coconut
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How-To Steps
Coconut Cream Tartlets with Italian Meringue 122 | Salted Caramel–Pecan Tartlets 73 Tomato, Spinach & Polenta Tartlets 60 | Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Quiches 105 Using a cutter, cut shapes from dough. Press dough shapes into tartlet pans. Trim exc
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Recipe Index
Apricot-Oatmeal Cake 108Chocolate–Olive Oil Cake 29Chocolate Truffle Bundt Cake 41Layered Sponge Cake 123Mini Snowflake Cupcakes 51White Christmas Cake 63 Bloody Mary Shrimp & Grits Cakes 106Boursin Cheese & Pumpernickel Canapés 71Browned Butter–Poac
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Resources
Photography by William Dickey • Styling by Sidney Bragiel • Food Styling by Kathleen Kanen Lenox Mistletoe & Berries teapot and lid; John Aynsley Imperial Gold footed cup and saucer set and sugar bowl from Replacements, Ltd., 800-737-5223, replacemen
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TeaTime Special Issues
EDITOR Lorna Reeves ASSOCIATE EDITOR Britt E. Stafford SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Katherine Cloninger Ellis CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER John O’Hagan PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Bathie, William Di
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Editor’s Letter
There is something almost magical about the holiday season, and I suspect that many of us are hopefully anticipating being able to once again gather with family and friends and to bid an eager farewell to 2020. What better way to mark these various s
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Tea Steeping Guide
Always use the best water possible. If the water tastes good, so will your tea. If that is not the case, then bottled spring water is a nice alternative. Heat the water on the stove top or in an electric kettle to the desired temperature. A microwave
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Giving Thanks with Tea
Sweet Potato–Ginger Scones Orange Spice Black Tea Cornbread Canapés with Crispy Green Beans Brussels Sprout–Pancetta Canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique Maple-Glazed Duck Sandwiches Vietnam Red Oolong Tea—Kim Tuyen Five Spice–Pear Crisps Pecan Pie Bro
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