The holiday season is the perfect time to host a tea party, and for our special edition, Teatime Holidays, this year we have created a collection of beautiful table settings and delicious recipes for your next festive gathering. You will find delectable menus for Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, complete with our expert recommendations on which teas to pair with each course.
Inspiring Hanukkah Table Settings
Our table settings comprise a range of styles and tastes. For Hanukkah, we offer two different tablescapes. The first features clean modern lines with blue and white linens, accented with china patterned with neat silver stripes. The second takes its inspiration from the more ornate Lenox Marchesa Empire Pearl-Indigo pattern. We love the snowflake quality of this lovely china, and we believe you will, too.
Christmas is a favorite time for taking tea, and there are a number of ways to celebrate the holiday with friends. Have a tree-trimming afternoon tea that features delicious recipes, such as Pistachio Cream Scones, Fig Palmiers, and a Vanilla-Coconut Pound Cake (the cake featured on our cover). For a more formal gathering, try a menu featuring Lobster Cheesecakes, Beef Wellington Canapés, and a delightful Chai Mousse presented in Belgian chocolate cups. You’ll also find ideas for a Sugarplum Tea perfect for little ones, along with a classic Christmas tea full of green and red inspiration.
Ring in the New Year with Tea
Create a sparkling New Year setting with shining decorations and glittering place settings. For this special celebration, we even topped our Vanilla French Macarons with edible gold leaf.
We hope that this special edition brings extra cheer to your holiday festivities.