📚 Tea Books, Magazines, and Shows I Enjoy 🍃
Posted by Dani Noto on
How many of you are fans of a show called Downton Abbey?
It's one of my favorite shows. Even my husband enjoys it.
If you aren't familiar with it, it's set in England at the turn of the century. It follows the lives of the upper-class Crowley family and their household. Each episode references tea in some way and the food that would be served. The show was delightful to watch. The characters, the castle where they lived, and the costumes were grand. It gave you a glimpse into how the upper class lived in England and the people who served them.
As one of my Christmas gifts this year, my husband gave me a book called, "Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook."
This fun read has lots of gorgeous photos of the show and characters. But it also offers information on tea evolution and tempting pictures of food recipes you would love to eat at an afternoon or high tea. The recipes easily play to my sweet tooth and are also going to inspire food for some of our upcoming High Teas.
While I pore over the recipes and visualize them on our three-tiered platters, I savor a nice cup of Imperial Breakfast, Breakfast Blend Ceylon, or Organic Assam, which, of course, are very traditional English teas. I'm already looking forward to taste-testing the recipes for quality control... it's a tough job, but I'm up for the challenge.
Another great read that I enjoy is Tea Time magazine. I can't wait for each new issue filled with pictures of beautiful china, cutlery, table settings, recipes you can make, and information about upcoming tea events nationwide. I settle in with a good cup of tea and devour this magazine cover to cover.
A second book I loved is "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. It's a story about family, rejection, mothers, and daughters set against a backdrop of China and Puerh tea.
So, grab yourself a good cup of tea and enjoy the books and magazines that feed our love of tea.