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About the Tea

ImageThe Jane Austen High Tea 2017

"Book Printing in the Jane Austen Era"
Mark Barbour,

Mark Barbour is the Founding Director and Curator of the International Printing Museum, Carson, California, now recognized to be one of the premier public collections and displays of printing history in the world. The Museum’s collections are particularly strong in 19th century English printing presses, including the Albion Hand Press, used for printing this evening’s keepsake. Mr. Barbour will give a short presentation on the process of book printing in London during the time of Jane Austen.

Our caterer from the 2016 JAE, Ellie Snyder, of Sweet Heaven, will prepare and serve the following:

Tea Sandwiches
-English Cucumber and Mint V
-Chicken Tarragon
-Egg Salad and Chutney V
-Cream Cheese, Cranberry, Celery and Walnut V

Served with : Farmhouse Stilton Savoury Crisps and Potato Chive Scones GF
-Hearty Winter Vegetable and Chicken Soup GF
-Lemon Thyme Squash Soup V-GF

-Cornish Shepherds Pie (perfectly seasoned ground beef and turkey, farmers market vegetables, nestled under fluffy, golden potato peaks,)
-Wild Rice, Wild Mushroom Medley V-GF
-Gingered Honey Carrots, Parsnips and Turnips V-GF

-Melt in your mouth Orange Cranberry Scones, accompanied by Devonshire Cream and Jam V

-Lady Lydia's Rose Lavender Shortbread V
-Decadent Chocolate Cakelets V
-White & Dark Chocolate Meringue Kisses V-GF
-Vanilla Meringue Kisses V-GF
-Meryton Caramel Nut Gems V
-Dainty Citrus Cheeseake Petit Fours V

Tea Selections
-House of Tudor Traditional English Breakfast; A full bodied black tea blend, delicious plain or with milk and sugar or a slice of lemon!
-Lady Earl Grey; A lovely, light black tea perfectly balanced with the citrus flavors of bergamot, orange and lemon to deliver a delightful tea with a refreshing taste and uplifting aroma!
-Peach Raspberry Tisane; A fragrant blend of ripe red raspberries and sweet, juicy peaches combine to delight in this fruity Tisane blend.

Although we do not cater to specific dietary needs, there will be some vegetarian (V) and gluten free (GF) items on the menu.
V=Vegetarian; GF=Gluten Free