Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Tea Table Chat!

                                               Hot Tea!
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?

The Taking of afternoon tea is very relaxing and civilized. Here is where the social graces comes into play. You are invited to have a fine tea experience with Lady Estelle at her tea salon. Wear your fine Tea Attire, you may bring a friend and let's socialize.
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:

 "There is always something fun happening in StudioE Tea Salon"


  1. This looks awesome! This Christmas I was actually one of the venues in Chicago with family, attending a friend’s wedding. It was a lot of fun, and a perfect Christmas wedding. Next year though, I’d like to try this at home.


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