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The Tea Table
The Tea Table

The Tea Table

Soups, Savories & Sweets from The Elmwood Inn


144 Pages, 6.12 x 9.24

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: March 2006

ISBN 9780966347814

Rights: WOR

Benjamin Press (Mar 2006)

Price: $19.95


This is the third book in the popular Elmwood Tea series of afternoon tea recipes from Shelley and Bruce Richardson.Each of the categories of recipes includes easy to follow directions and exquisitely presented photos. They include soups, savories, sandwiches, salads, puff pastries, quiches, and a plethora of tempting sweets. Unusual items such as Irish Tea Eggs and helpful tea hints make this book an interesting read as well as a reference source.The authors, best sum up the premise of their book with, "For us, tea is not a commodity, it is a lifestyle."Tea is not simply a hot drink, it is prepared and enjoyed with ceremony. It incorporates etiquette and conversation. The authors stress that "....the purpose of afternoon tea is to satisfy the soul rather than the stomach!"Whether you've wondered how to make a tea party, or wish to remember and relish one, this book will definitely put you in the mood to put the kettle on!

Author Biography

Bruce Richardson is a tea blender and writer who has been active in America's tea renaissance for over two decades. He is the owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas headquartered in Danville, Kentucky. Bruce serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Contributing Editor for TeaTime and Tea Journey magazines. Bruce has authored fourteen books on tea, icluding The Great Tea Rooms of Britain, Tea & Etiquette, and The Book of Tea. He is a frequent guest speaker at tea events across the United States.