An early dark and biting air are easily remedied by a hot cup of tea. Come in from the cold to a fresh brewed pot, a roaring fire, hearty fare, and scrumptious desserts.
When I think of winter I think of snow thick upon the ground, of crackling fires, hot beverages that warm you inside and out, Christmas songs, and the true comforts of home. This tea party was inspired by all those things that make winter enchanting and enjoyable.
The food was influenced by traditional Yule and holiday fare.
Peas Porridge Hot with Ham Hocks
Satsumas and Holiday Pears
Five-Spice Ginger Cookies
Orange and Vanilla Buche De Noel
This tea was a wonderful mix of rustic and sophisticated, evocative of the specialness of the season- the time of year when it is ok to spend a little more, eat a little more, and give a little more. This type of tea is meant to be shared, because nothing warms you faster than a happy heart. So grab your favorite tea, tea pot, and person, and share a cup today.
Happy Holidays from Bedford Cottage Tea House!
May your days be merry and bright!