Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea by Jane Pettigrew

London's Jane Pettigrew has written a beautiful gift book on her favorite subject - British afternoon tea.

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Good gift or brief background book on Tea, tea parties, etc
Crtclthinkr (United States) 6/10/2016 9:58 AM
My copy of this book has a different picture on front, but I assume it is the same book. This is NOT a recipe book (although there a few), but a nicely presented, short and easy read which covers on the history of tea rituals and the like, tea trivia , choosing the leaf, brewing the perfect cup, the best teapot, laying the table or trolley, 5 recipes on teatime treats,tea caddies and cozies, reading tea leaves and tea parties, dances and childrens' teas. Most topics are given one page surrounded by a lot of historical painting, sketches etc. It has less than 200 words on how to throw a tea party---not as much as I would have liked, but maybe enough? (good point--not in kitchen or dining room but living room or garden) . So I think it would be a nice book to have if you plan to have a party--maybe a Downton Abbey, Jane Austin, Easter or neighborhood party--so you can treat your guests to a little bit of the history, trivia and etiquette, or perhaps as a gift for a tea enthusiast.
Five Stars
Lori Pollock (United States) 6/8/2016 4:49 PM
Beautiful book
Elbie (Michigan) 6/8/2016 4:49 PM
Christmas present for my mom and she liked it.
Three Stars
jlbearce (United States) 6/8/2016 4:48 PM
Pretty good
Really enjoyed the book
Susan (United States) 6/8/2016 4:47 PM
I bought two, one as a gift. I give tea classes and it had great recipes. A must have for a great tea party.
Enjoy tea and all the good things that go with it.
Marilyn Hennecken (Marietta, Georgia) 6/8/2016 4:46 PM
A very nice book. Anyone interested in tea will enjoy it. The history, social etiquette, some nice recipes and a host of other trivia makes this a very enjoyable read.
A charming book
Mary Zubricky (United States) 6/8/2016 4:45 PM
This book has some interesting tea lore and history, some beautiful pictures, directions for brewing the perfect cup of tea, and a few recipes. I can't wait to make the strawberry shortcake on the cover. I can tell by the ingredients it will be spectacular. This book is a wonderful addition to my collection of tea books.
A Tasty Bit of Britain
Delores (Buffalo, NY) 4/27/2016 1:47 PM
I've often given this book as a gift to anyone who love England. It is beautiful and just the right size for gift basket.