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Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatheringsby Tracy Stern
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Enjoy life. Drink tea. Celebrate often.
Tracy Stern is passionate about tea. She has created wildly popular lines of teas and tea-based beauty products and has hosted hundreds of stylish tea parties to celebrate all sorts of occasions. She has introduced a new generation to the pleasures of tea without any of its traditional stuffiness. In Tea Party, she encourages everyone to make their next gathering that much more special by incorporating tea into the menu.
Starting with tips on choosing and brewing teas-from white and green teas to herbal rooibos and different black teas-Tea Party then shares more than seventy-five recipes, both savory and sweet, as part of twenty themed tea parties. Stern features classic tea accompaniments such as Scones with Clotted Cream and Cucumber-Mint Tea Sandwiches as well as novel recipes that use flavorful and healthful tea as an ingredient, including Homemade Potato Fries with Ceylon Tea Salt and Tea-Scented Chocolate Truffles. Above all, the focus is on fun, not fuss.
The party suggestions are perfect for afternoons with friends, bridal and baby showers, cocktail and dinner parties, picnics, and brunches. A Mad Hatters Tea Party-for a birthday or an unbirthday-will delight kids and adults alike with tea sandwiches made with edible flowers followed by Eat Me! Cupcakes. Chai Breakfast Tea reveals a fantastic recipe for the sweetly spiced irresistible drink along with recipes for chai-scented pancakes and candied almonds. Ideas and inspirations abound for fabulous, easy, and affordable invitations, decorations, table settings, and charming party favors that tie into each partys theme.
Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Tea Party is a hip, up-to-date slant on a beloved tradition, inspiring everyone to drink a little more tea, celebrate a little more often, and enjoy life a whole lot more.
Written by one of the prime players in today's great tea revival, Tea Party is a fun, hip guide to throwing themed parties. Tracy Stern is the spirit behind each of the 20 creative, affordable, and stress-free parties, from baby showers to a Mad Hatter tea that's perfect for a birthday (or an unbirthday). With tips on choosing and brewing teas--from white tea to herbal rooibos--Tea Party shares more than 75 recipes, including Homemade Potato Fries with Ceylon Tea Salt and Tea-Scented Chocolate Truffles, to complement each theme. Its irresistible menus, time-saving hints, decor suggestions, and inspiring photographs will make Tea Party your go-to guide for years to come.
Tracy Stern is the creator of a wildly popular line of teas and tea-based beauty products and has introduced a new generation to the pleasures of tea without any of its traditional stuffiness. In TEA PARTY, she encourages everyone to make their next gathering much more special by incorporating tea into the menu. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, TEA PARTY is a hip, up-to-date slant on a beloved tradition, inspiring everyone to drink a little more tea, celebrate a little more often, and enjoy life a whole lot more.
About the Author
Tracy Stern is the creator of the popular Salontea and Beautea product lines, which are sold at specialty shops and boutiques around the world and on her website, www.tracystern.com. She hosts a tea salon in Manhattan and organizes bridal showers, banquets, and themed parties around the country. Stern and her products have appeared on numerous national television
programs as well as in publications such as O Magazine, People, Harpers Bazaar, and the New York Times. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.
Christie Matheson is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Shape, Yoga Journal, Cooking Light, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe Magazine. She is the coauthor of Vineyard Harvest and Confetti Cakes.
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