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Celebrate the season with an easy Spring Afternoon Tea. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, as is a host of spring gatherings, brunches, wedding showers, and of course, tea parties. We’ve gathered beautiful and delicious spring-appropriate, easy recipes, along with tea and tablescape ideas.
And as we’re waiting for the spring blooms, planning our next tea, take time for yourself to get inspired, to plan… and to dream. With tea, of course!
"With its delicate blossoms of purple, a hue often associated with royalty, culinary lavender adds sublime character to freshly baked Lavender Cream Scones. In the Victorian tradition of floriography, the herb symbolizes refinement, grace, and elegance."
"Compound butters—known for their ease and versatility—can be fully customized to fit any menu or occasion. For our version, whipped butter becomes a creamy canvas for featuring a variety of peppercorns mixed with finely chopped chives, shallot, garlic, and oregano. Pressed into the velvety log, a smattering of radish flowers, society garlic, and oyster leaf lends accents reminiscent of the ingredients for which the buds are named."
"Peppery radishes find a cool complement in Cilantro Mousse, a silken mixture of cream cheese and sour cream brightened by the lively herb. Lime zest and juice add touches of citrus—flavors well balanced with the bold essence of garlic."
"Guests are certain to appreciate the thoughtful composition of Spring Salad. Ribbons of purple, orange, yellow, and white carrots mingle with other vegetables and soft-cooked eggs in a zesty Parmesan vinaigrette. Red miso, bean flowers, and sage provide the crowning touches."
"Hibiscus tea, an infusion made from the subtropical roselle bloom, adds tartness to the airy dessert filling in our decadent Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cups. Raspberries, edible flowers, and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar draw attention to these artful treats."
Mini Lemon Pudding Cakes are a refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth, lemony dream. Simple and quick to make, this dessert magically forms two layers when baked. A light and airy cake on top with a lemon pudding custard on the bottom.