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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: A Proper Tea by Johanna Isles

I love tea! And this book was a lot of fun. There was a lot of interesting history of tea, its' discovery in the West, how it came to be a tradition in England and other fun tidbits.

It was great at explaining different types of tea and how best to serve them. 

There was a story of the legend of the Willow Plate pattern china which is so popular. 

And BEAUTIFUL watercolor illustrations!  It is based on themes such as A proper tea, a nursery tea, a picnic tea, Tea in bed etc...  and each section is illustrated accordingly and has appropriate recipes for the theme.  Many traditional, some unusual -- A Black and White Tea and a Bizarre Tea for example.

Then of course, some great recipes -- it is a cookbook after all.

My favorites to try: Elegant Sugar Thins, Banana sandwiches, Cherry cake, Bengal Sandwiches and Cold Spiced Tea


Terri

  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (October 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312651422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312651428

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