Any time I go to a tea party, I discover I tend to focus more on the foods than the tea―especially an afternoon tea party. I wonder if you sometime fall prey of the charm of an amazing display of scones, sandwiches and toppings on a buffet table in a tea party, well I do―always. The truth is most of us get lost in the dessert possibilities that we overlook the tea types available.
How do you like your tea?
Many love their tea with little or no sugar. Some prefer to add milk or a pinch of jasmine, mint or lemon to give flavour. But it becomes more than just the tea when you are in for maximum pleasure. It comes to your dessert choices when having tea.
Scones & Scone Toppings
Scones are one of the most popular foods taken with tea. These floury foods can be sweet or salty, adorned or plain, still they are just the perfect food you can have with your tea. From simple buttermilk scones to spicy cheddar mustard scones to sweet cinnamon scones, there are so many scones you can try out that are good with your tea choice.
Tea sandwiches (also known as "fingersandwiches") are often served in various recipes. Youcan have a chicken salad finger sandwich with your tea, roast beef finger sandwiches, cucumber tea sandwiches, egg salad tea sandwiches, smoked salmon tea sandwiches, ham finger sandwiches and many more for you to choose from. Just be sure to moderate the intensity of the flavours in your sandwich and the sweetness of your tea.
Other sweets (also sweet scones) such as sponge cakes, cupcakes, madeleines and trifles can be taken with your tea. These excitingdelicaciesare sure to enhance whatever you're sipping, whether it’s green tea or chamomile. But be careful not to have too much of these sweets as it may completely annul the health benefits you intend to get from drinking tea
In addition to spicy scones and sandwiches, other savouries, such as soups, quiches or lighter savoury snacks, l seasoned nuts or cheese and crackers can make your tea drinking experience more exhilarating. Spicy bread and wheat bread can also be taken with your tea, depending on how much spice or sugar it enough for you.
You can have berries like cranberry, raspberry, strawberry and as many berries to improve the flavour of your tea. It all depends on what berries appeal to you and how you want your tea to taste. Fruits generally can be a huge raise in the taste of your tea. And remember how much health benefits you can get from these fruits, combined with the tea you are taking.
The beauty of whatsoever you choose to take with your tea is that it's made with little to no fat, has little or no sugar, and contains just the right amount of spice. This is important so that you can fully enjoy the benefits of the tea you drink at the same time enjoy the exciting experience in exploring foods that go with your tea. Remember, excessive sweetness or spiciness can be bad for your health. Nevertheless, make your tea experience worth it.