What You Need to Know About High Teas
Today, social scene has been changed by the high tea parties and millions of people are finding this to be the best way to entertain especially after a long tiresome day. Beginning from the days of the English convention where these parties originated, menus have consistently changed and anyone can select from a big variety depending on their personal tastes and of course budget considerations. The bottom line is that there should be confectionery foods and savories that will suit everyone attending the party.
Some of the most common snacks you may want to consider include the following:
Fruits: Fruits are liked by people not because of the health benefits but also they are delicious. It would be good to keep a bowl of fresh fruits in high tea since everybody loves to have fruits.
Petit Fours: Petit fours are savoury appetizer and are basically small cakes in different colors that seem quite mouth-watering. They are the most delicious treat and can actually be adorned with a variety of flowers, pastels or stripes. Petit fours are available in a variety of types such as chocolate, pound and sponge.
Tarts: Tarts add the extra elegance and fun in high teas. No matter what size of tarts you provide whether small or large, it will always be a perfect accompaniment for tea. People love to have Strawberry or lemon flavored tarts, you could also consider those with mixed fruits especially for those of your buddies who are careful and conscious about calorie intake.
Scones: These are perhaps the winners when it comes to tea companions since they are bulky and can easily be dipped in tea for those who don’t mind it. Traditionally, they are plain or have raisins or currants, but they must be light and rise well, to be considered as really good scones. Among the most popular are poppy seed, cherry, cranberry and orange glazed scones without forgetting lemon curd which seems to be extremely in demand.
Finger Sandwiches: Finger sandwiches are perfect for high teas. Scrumptious and most loved varieties of finger sandwiches include cucumber mint, herbed cream cheese, chicken salad, watercress and egg salad, smoked salmon, tomato with basil, ham and orange as well as tomato with mayonnaise.
Cookies: Who does not relish tea accompanied with some cookies? You can cook the cookies at home to surprise your guests with your culinary skills or simply purchase some ready-made ones. Some of the most preferred varieties include meringue, shortbread cookies, madeleines and linzer cookies.
Desserts: The best way to wow your guests is offering a very special dessert in high tea parties just when they think everything they could savour has been served.
Other pastries: You have the choice of having a simple high tea, as well with just biscuits and sandwiches or increase the varieties to make a sumptuous offering; just remember to create a comfortable environment and you are home and dry.
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