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About the Tea

ImageThe Jane Austen High Tea 2019

Bruce Teter: recorders including voice flute (copy of Bressan, London), Northumbrian smallpipes
Adam Gilberti: chalemeau (early clarinet)
Jewels Chase: baroque cello


Music of London musical life in the era of Miss Jane Austen, with influences of London past and internationally: music of Handel, Hayden, Mozart, Biggs, Gossec and others.
George Frederick Handel (London greatest musical legacy) (Miss Austens handwritten music books has Handel’s Hallelujah chorus transcribed for piano duet): La Paix (meaning Peace), La Rejoissance (transcribed for flutes and continuo bass by a Mr. Walsh, London); from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Joseph Haydn (in residence in London in the 1790's,): Menuette (for Vienese Court Ball)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: contredance (tune from The Marriage of Figaro)
Edward Smith Bigg (London): two Hindoo Girl’s Songs, based on a plaintive airs which Mr Biggs has harmonized (contained in Miss Austen’s music books)
Menuettos from the Borough Assembly in London
François-Joseph Gossec: tambourin
Northumbrian smallpipes (a recent invention of a unique bagpipe in England): duets of Derwentwaters Farewell, Morag of Dunvegan
And other music.

Our caterer from the 2018 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 are not able to cater to specific dietary needs, there will be some vegetarian (V) and gluten free (GF) items on the menu.
V=Vegetarian; GF=Gluten Free