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