Tea for Two to celebrate a Happy Mother’s Day!

Nothing is more precious to a Mom then spending quality time with her children. Why not celebrate Mother’s Day with a “high” tea?

First, let’s begin with a quality tea. Twinings is always a good choice, and British, so it’s all good. 🙂


Begin by deciding whether you’d prefer a loose leaf tea or a tea bag. Just remember that you’ll need a tea strainer for loose leaf tea.

Start with fresh water in your tea kettle and be sure it comes to a full boil. Place the tea bag in the cup, then add boiling water. Let tea steep for 2-5 minutes. If you add milk, remove the tea bag first. When brewing a pot of tea, the proper portion is one teabag or one teaspoon of loose tea per person, plus one additional bag.

Don’t forget to use a lovely tea set, complete with creamer and sugar.

tea set

But wait, there’s more…you can’t live on just tea!

Old fashioned and fun, these tea sandwiches complete a perfect get-together.

1. Tomato and cheese: Between two slices of white bread add sliced tomato, watercress, and cheddar cheese. Trim the crusts off the bread and cut into four pieces.

tomato tea

2. Ham, brie, and apple: Split a loaf of French bread. Spread with softened butter and Dijon mustard. Add deli ham, a sliced green apple, and brie. Cut into rectangles.

ham, brie, apple

3. Traditional cucumber: Add 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon fresh herbs to 4 tablespoons softened butter. Spread on white bread and sandwich with cucumber. Trim crusts and cut into fours.

cucumber tea

Happy Mother’s Day! Please share your favorite Mother’s Day rituals in the comments below.


About Josie

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at: josieriviera@aol.com
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10 Responses to Tea for Two to celebrate a Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. marymarvella says:

    It looks like a lovely idea!
    Linda would love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bethtrissel says:

    Lovely post and pics~and I love Twinings Early Grey. Just had two cups for breakfast.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Josie says:

    Beth, Tea time is so elegant, yet simple. Glad you enjoyed the post.


  4. Josie says:

    Mary R and MM, Glad you enjoyed it.


  5. I gave my granddaughter an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for her 12th birthday! She loved it and it was so much fun! Tea is always a wonderful affair! Love your ideas and pictures. Thanks for sharing!


  6. Josie says:

    What a lovely idea for a 12th birthday party. Alice in Wonderland is such a wondrous theme. If you have pictures, please share.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. debjulienne says:

    I actually got my MIL a tea cup for Mother’s Day and I’m going to try some of those recipes!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Josie says:

    That’s wonderful, Deb! These are easy recipes so hope you enjoy.


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