Let us continue to celebrate our friendships and love of afternoon tea…in a socially distanced way! At Destination Tea, we’ve been adding content to help you easily host a tea at home. The pandemic requires us to get creative, so perhaps you invite a small group — your “quaranteam” — or you set up a Wonderland-esque looooooooong tea table outside to allow people to sit several places apart, or you organize an afternoon tea menu to be enjoyed during a webcall.
Whatever your preference, we’ve been busily compiling great resources to make your hosting experience go smoothly. Check these out, and please comment with any additions you recommend – thank you!
Hosting Afternoon Tea – NEW Resources
This week we’ve added a list of tea party caterers across the USA, by state and in a browsable map, which varies from full service catering options to afternoon-tea-to-go offerings. Skip the shopping and baking, and get straight to the tea partying!
Here’s where you can download our FREE Tea Party Planner to organize your chosen recipes, teas, decorations and shopping list.
SEND US YOUR FAVORITES! We are in the process of curating themed tea party guides, with recipes, favors, decoration, costume and tea selection suggestions. Please check out our list of themes-to-come and email us if you have a favorite family recipe that you think we should include.
We’ve combed the online afternoon tea stratosphere to bring you several troves of free teatime recipes, and a listing of online tea shops that sell teaware and afternoon tea foods. This way you can mail yourself, or a loved one, a cream tea or afternoon tea, replete with all the needed tea accoutrements.
From tiered-trays to vintage teacups and linens, our list of online vintage teaware vendors will help you set a proper afternoon tea table. We also provide a checklist to guide you in collecting a complete tea service.