Tips, tricks, recipes, and holiday decor ideas!
This week we're talking about all things to do with hosting the ultimate holiday tea party, from the types of tea that will set the tone, to festive decoration ideas. We've got you covered!
Set the Table
Before we get to the tea, we've got some table decor ideas that give holiday vibes right off the bat. Something as simple as adding a few sprigs of your favorite herb to a cloth napkin place setting can immediately set the tone of a classic holiday tea party. Herbs like rosemary, peppermint, or thyme are ideal for a cutlery setting. Adding miniature pumpkins and a string of fall leaf garland to your tabletop will also help the theme along.
Food For Thought
When preparing finger foods for your holiday tea party, consider switching out the usual cucumber sandwiches for a light, cut-crust turkey, stuffing, and cranberry finger sandwich. It will still hold the simplistic elegance of the classic finger sandwich while maintaining the overall feel of the theme of a holiday tea party.
It's a good idea to have a selection of different foods on hand for everyone to enjoy. In addition to finger sandwiches, you could also add a charcuterie board with special herb-infused cheeses. Add festive jellies and traditional roasted chestnuts to the board as well to further the tone of a holiday tea party. And, as far as sweets go, you can't go wrong with a traditional pumpkin or apple pie.
As far as tea goes, we've got you covered! Catalyst Tea Company has rolled out our classic holiday line of blends. Enjoy our Pumpkin Spice Chai, blended with the all-time favorite fall spices. It boasts a rich malty taste with warming notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Or brew a pot of our Apple Chai. A blend of Assam black tea with apple, cinnamon, and green cardamom has a rich smooth taste, rounded out by sweet notes of cinnamon.
This week we're asking the question; Have you ever been to, or hosted a tea party? If so, how did it go? What did you enjoy about it? What did you dislike? Let us know in the comments!