Keep a variety of hot tea on hand. Orange pekoe and English breakfast are the most popular blend to serve with a meal. Delicate oolong, smoky souchong and the spicy blends are appropriate for afternoon tea. Store tea in a tightly covered tin away from spices or other aromatic foods. Warm a china or earthenware pot (metal changes the flavor of the tea) by rinsing it with boiling water. Measure the tea into the pot- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per cup according to the quality of the tea and the desired strength. Pour in just enough boiling water so that the tea leaves float freely Cover and let stand 3 minutes (longer steeping develops a bitter taste), Strain, and dilute with boiling water. Serve tea in delicate china cups with cube sugar or rock candy, cream or milk (English tea lovers insist on milk), and thin slices of lemon. For a spicy flavor, stick each lemon slice with two or three cloves, Serve China tea or smoky souchong tea clear with nothing to distract from the distinctive bouquet.
Farmer, The Boston Cooking School, 1896
So What Is Going On In StudioE Tea Salon?
A donation of $5 will be asked to go towards "Lady Estelle's Young Girl's Etiquette Program".
This program will roll out in September.
Happy guests enjoying Afternoon Tea:
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