Enjoying Your Teatime at Home

    served July 28th – August 23rd, 2020 Prelude Bennets’ Lavender Sugared Grapes Savories served with “Sir Philip Sidney” traditional black tea Elizabeth’s Brie Butter Canapé Pemberley Stuffed Date with Bacon Mr. Collins’ Crustless Quiche Mr. Bingley’s Rocket & Blackberry Salad Jane’s Traditional Cucumber Tea Sandwich: Orange Butter, Turkey, & Avocado on Angel Biscuit Breads served with “Afternoon in Mansfield Park” scented black tea Mr. Darcy’s Cheddar Scone St. James Traditional Cream Scone White Peach Curd & Clotted Cream Sweets served with “Peaches Promenade” fruit herbal tea Lydia’s Chocolate Indulgence Wickham’s Pecan Chess Pie Amaretto & Peaches on Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta (non-alcoholic)
Featured Teas for Herbal Option: “Lavender Lace”“Margaret’s Orchard”“Peaches Promenade”        served July 28th – August 23rd, 2020 View Dietary Restrictions

Tea Brewing Tips

Click on each tea in the menu to the left to find specific brewing information for each selection

Brewing Black Teas

water should always be at a rolling boil (~180-212° F)

Use 1 tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

Steep according to tea directions – even 10-15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Black teas can become bitter if over-steeped, much of the flavors of the tea getting lost in the tannins. Drain tea strainer (never squeeze it to extract all the water! This releases bitter flavors into the tea), serve, and enjoy!

Brewing Green Teas

water should always be at a simmer (~180-190° F). If you don’t have a thermometer, bring water to a boil then allow to sit 4-5 minutes before using.

Use 1 tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

Steep according to tea directions – even 10-15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Green teas can become very ‘grassy’ if brewed incorrectly, so make sure to watch your timer! Drain tea strainer (never squeeze it to extract all the water! This releases bitter flavors into the tea), serve, and enjoy!

Brewing Herbal Teas

water at should always be at a rolling boil (~180-212° F)

Use 1 tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

Steep according to tea directions – even 10-15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Drain tea strainer (never squeeze it to extract all the water! This releases bitter flavors into the tea), serve, and enjoy!

Virtual Backgrounds

Download an image of a St. James seating area to use as a virtual background during video call teatimes with your friends! Just click to enlarge the seating area of your choice, then right-click and choose ‘save image as’ to save it to your computer. Click here for a tutorial on setting a tearoom photo as a background using Zoom.

Music

Please note that you will need a Spotify account in order to play full-length songs from this Teatime playlist curated by the Tearoom Click here to download a short video on how to find and follow the Tearoom on Spotify.
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