‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there
Christmas Afternoon Tea Menu
Tea, and the ceremony of tea, represents an opportunity to pause, to breathe, to connect with the aesthetic & ourselves that we rush past most days. Beautiful ribbons and an enchanting christmas poem decorate the menu of Christmas tea time treats. I subscribe to beauty & aesthetics that inspire a way of living, a way that is gentle & respectful, that nurtures, in mind, body & spirit, and what better time to embrace this philosophy than at Christmas.
A Gorgeous Selection of Sandwiches
Cheddar cheese on wholemeal bread with homemade chutney
Turkey on white bread with cranberry sauce
Salmon on brown bread with lemon and dill butter
A Sumptuous Selection of Savouries
Trifle Filled Tea Cups
Star Mince pies
A Choice of Leaf Tea
Tippy Assam – A Full bodied Indian Tea
Chai- An Aromatic flavoursome spiced black Tea
Vintage tea cups add a beautiful touch to the festive occasion
Christmas Afternoon Tea is an indulgence, not only a feast for the appetite – stacks of gorgeous sandwiches, savouries, cakes and tea of course – it also a feast for the eyes – and there is a gift in its beautiful presentation, but the act of just doing it is all important.
Tea with Mary Kate is all about inspiration for seemingly ordinary events, and turning them into wonderful connecting experiences. This Christmas gives us the opportunity to do just that, time to love generously. My wish is that this has encouraged you to enter into the spirit of the moment, and indulge your creativeness! Lay the table, send invitations, draft a menu, home bake and create an enchanting and wonderfully connecting Christmas afternoon tea.