The old-fashioned tea party gets a modern makeover with an elegant table, a simple menu, and an unfussy attitude. See how to brew up your own casual get-together.
A tea bar is an easy offering for a book club, a bridal or baby shower, or a girlfriend gathering. Set out a kettle plus to or three jars of loose tea and let guests steep their own. Round out the buffet with simple tea sandwiches, cozie-wrapped mugs, and a simple twig-and-flower display. Read on for all the details.
Watch as the tea cozy comes together in this quick video.
Make the tea itself part of the decor. Dried tea leaves placed in glass jars with sweet labels make the mix-your-own mentality a social affair.
Host a modern tea party with pretty dishes and tea mix-ins that make each brew all its own. Gather a few glass jars and fill with lemon slices, brown sugar, and honey.
No tea party is complete without finger food! Sandwich radish and cucumber between crusts-off bread that's been spread with buttery Burrata cheese.
Dried Italian beef gives bite to these tea sandwiches. They're decadent, especially with the addition of truffle butter.
Send guests home with a sweet reminder of tea time. Pack chocolate tea bark bars in parchment paper and kraft boxes for a tasty party favor.