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Easy Summer Afternoon Tea Recipes and Ideas

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A summer afternoon tea is about savoring beautiful, sunny days and fresh and delicious foods. It’s also about simple gatherings in the company of friends, flavorful teas, and seasonal treats.

Summer Tea Table with Blue and White Teaware

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Whether that be on the porch, the summer garden, or even in your backyard. 

Summer teatime is a gracious experience of delicious summer flavors, beautiful, bite-size food, and fragrant blooms. It should also, above all, be easy. Here are some recipes, ideas, and inspirations to help you host your own Summer Afternoon Tea.

We’ve gathered inspiring ideas from simple floral arrangements to beautiful summer tea tables. Plus, more than 31 teatime recipes to help you host your own Summer Afternoon Tea. 

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Capture the beauty of summer with this perfect Afternoon Tea bouquet created by floral designer Erin Benzakein.

Floral Arrangement Materials Used:

  • Scented geraniums
  • Lemon verbena
  • Love in a puff vines
  • Seven-son flowers
  • ‘Platinum Blonde’ dahlias
  • ‘Café au Lait’ dahlias
  • ‘Kathryn Morley’ roses
  • Scabiosa Yellow’ zinnias
  • Collarette dahlias
  • Feverfew

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Savor the warmth of friendship with a flavorful luncheon served during a day of croquet.

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The heart of French style is imbued with a refined sensibility—a devotion to the pleasures of taste, smell, and touch. Its expression is as simple as a table set for tea.

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Although afternoon tea is a British tradition, Japan, too, offers an opportunity to enjoy tea time with all the luxurious trimmings.

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Welcome summertime’s beautiful weather and carefree days with a tea party on the patio. Invite your neighbors for a buffet-style outdoor tea party.

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A garden gazebo is a soothing and relaxing setting for Afternoon Tea.

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4 Comments

  1. I agree with Liz, I will not be leaving. So glad I found your website which is so delightful. I am filled with excitement and joy whenever I visit it. Thanks very much.

    1. You are welcome! And thank you so much for the kind words! I’m thrilled to find others equally inspired inspired by the beauty of sharing tea!

  2. Love Love Love your website! Think I will just move here and stay, it has all the things I love.

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