Are you ready for some afternoon tea? Tea drinkers unite! Get out your tea cups and tea pots and settle in for some wonderful tea time inspiration! Katherine from Katherine’s Corner has gathered 20 bloggers who have each assembled our own interpretation of tea time on a tray. No matter if you are an afternoon tea person, or ready to host high tea for your favorite tea drinkers, I am sure you will find some inspiration here and on all of the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post!
Here is a peek at all of this inspiration awaiting you at the blogs listed at the end of this post!
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I was not sure how I would go about styling my tea service. I am not a tea drinker, I was kind of at a loss. Where to start? Green tea? Black Teas? Tea bags? Loose leaf tea? Earl Grey? Herbal teas? Many times I find that if I go shopping I get some great inspiration. I headed for a walk into downtown Celebration to browse the shops on Market Street. I thought maybe I would find some pretty tea ware.
Darn, I didn’t come across one single tea cup or teapot! BUT!! I discovered just what I needed! The perfect thing came into view and set my mind spinning! Snow White Tea!!
I may not know much (or anything) about tea, but I know plenty about Disney Princesses! There it was on the shelf, Disney Princess Blend Snow White tea! Actually, I am going to try it, Apple Flavored White Tea! I keep trying tea, maybe this will be the one that gets me!
My Tea Tray:
For an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful moment and a beautiful tea for one, take a tray and set it up just for yourself! Keeping with my Snow White theme, I included a shiny apple on my tray and a couple of little friends, a robin on the top of the teapot and a butterfly on some snowy white roses!
I took a white wooden tray and used yellow napkins to mimic Snow White’s dress. I added a red ribbon to my tray like the ribbon Snow White wears in her hair.
When I was six years old I got my first watch. It was a Snow White watch and came with this Snow White figurine. I brought her out to display on my tea tray. Along with that I got out my watch, or what is left of it! The band was yellow leather and disintegrated years ago! I have never gotten rid of my Snow White and the actual watch though!
The Snow White tea comes in little sachets like this one above. They seem like a little gift you are preparing for yourself!
Instead of a pretty and delicate teacup and saucer, I found this Rae Dunn Snow White mug. One side has a silhouette of Snow White in pale blue and the other has her name in the familiar Rae Dunn font.
So, yes, I styled my tea on a tray around Snow White. This little Snow White figurine will forever now be known as my tea pet! Don’t know about tea pets? They are usually little clay animals that join you for tea! You can read more about them at The Teacup of Life.
I made small heart shaped pies to accompany my tea. The flavor? Why apple of course! No poison apples here! The small size of these little pies make them a perfect accompaniment for your cup of tea. If you are hosting a tea party and want to prepare some tea sandwiches ahead of time, you may want to read about these Easy Make Ahead Tea Sandwiches. Small tea food served up on small plates are a great way to get started hosting a tea party.
If you are interested, Harney and Sons also carries these Disney Teas:
Mickey Mouse – A black tea with Rose hips and Vanilla
Minnie Mouse – Rose scented black tea with caramel
Moana – Tropical Mango green tea
Jasmine – Green tea scented with Jasmine
If you want some special tea for Easter, try this Peter Rabbit selection!
What I learned about tea:
Having known next to nothing about tea, the research I did for this post taught me quite a bit! I learned about tea pets, and about a gongfu tea tray, the correct order for for serving tea and why high quality tea is important.