Tea Party

Looking for a unique baby shower idea, or afternoon party idea? Throw a grown up tea party with light snacks and a hot pot of tea. Learn how to brew the perfect pot of tea and to mix your own signature blend. We also have recipes for scrumptious tarts and scones, bite-size sandwiches, and delicious cookies.

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Lemon-Curd Phyllo Tartlets
Quick to make and easy to love, this treat uses store-bought phyllo shells as the vessel for a filling of silky homemade lemon curd
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Orange-and-Poppy-Seed Sheet Cake
Full of citrus flavor, this recipe includes orange zest, sour cream, poppy seeds, and vanilla paste in the batter and orange juice in the luscious, easy icing. To serve, shower with more poppy seeds and get creative when cutting: Small and large planks, slices on the bias, and even triangles are fair game when it comes to a sheet cake.
Saffron Shortbread
A quick brush of saffron water and a sprinkle of sugar before baking give this buttery shortbread its crackled top and delicate floral flavor. Paired with a saffron-infused latte, it's a satisfying snack on a chilly fall afternoon. 
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Slice-and-Bake Parmesan-Almond Crackers
A crisp, savory cracker with the ease of a slice-and-bake cookie, these snacks are flavored with Parmesan, almonds, and thyme, and come together easily in the food processor. Serve them with afternoon tea for a savory option, or set them out alongside an antipasti platter of marinated olives, seasonal fruits, and a creamy spread
Acorn Linzer Sandwich Cookies
Look out Santa—squirrels and party guests alike will be tempted to grab one of these acorn-stamped Linzer cookies from your plate. Finely ground pecans and a little confectioners' sugar mixed into the dough creates a sandy-like cookie texture that melts in your mouth. When the delicate cookies are then sandwiched with a bright cherry jam, you can't blame a squirrel for trying!
Glazed Lemon-Ginger Scones

Joanne Chang, the owner of Boston's celebrated Flour Bakery, has baked more scones than you can imagine. This version is one of her bestsellers--it's packed with flavor, thanks to the trifecta of ginger (fresh, dried, and crystallized), as well as the lemon in the batter and glaze.