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Teatime in the Garden

Photography by Sarah Swihart

Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon


Warm sunshine and bright blossoms beckon us to spend time outside during the months of May and June. Beautiful outdoor surroundings are ideal for a sumptuous afternoon tea. Grace the table with exquisite flower-patterned china, vibrant blooms for the centerpiece, and delectable plates of food.


A bottomless pot of tea is another star of this garden-inspired event. Savory seafood dishes, such as Marinated Shrimp Crostini with a whipped goat cheese spread, pair well with a cup of hot Dragonwell green tea. Or our picturesque Mini Cherry Pies might be perfect served with a petite scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cup of vanilla-infused tea. Other recipes included that are sure to tempt you are Radish and Summer Lettuce Salad, Peaches and Cream Layer Cake, Fruit-Topped Napoleons, and Blueberry Tea Bread.


Bask in the season's balmy temperatures and gorgeous flowers by taking tea in the garden with friends. It's sure to be a wonderful afternoon.


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