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imagesOur European readers are quite familiar with all the variations of a perfect tea, but perhaps American readers would enjoy a look at some websites offering hints on how to put together such a stunning event.

To begin, learn how to brew a perfect pot of tea. Then begin to plan your menu including a variety of sandwiches, cakes, scones and other sweet delicacies.

You will find a dizzying array of tea recipes including a perfect banbury tea tart and smoked salmon on pumpernickel sandwiches. Don’t forget the lemon curd and Devonshire cream to go with the scones.

You may want to try both sweet and savory scone recipes.

For all things tea, including the history of teas and  proper etiquette, go to