Have a Mother’s Day Tea

Have a Mother’s Day Tea

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and maybe instead of scrambling for a gift you don’t really want to pay for and your loved one really doesn’t want – have a Mother’s Day tea instead. You can invite your mother, your grandmother, or any other important women in your life, and sit down and have a nice tea. Serve loose leaf tea from a pot into a strainer, with milk, sugar or honey, and tons of sandwiches and sweets. Maybe you can even dress up. It’s a great way to show your loved ones that you care, and a fun way too.

One way to have that traditional tea party is with tea sandwiches. Sheknows.com offers these recipes to make some cute and delicious tea sandwiches to go with that party:

Mini cucumber tea sandwiches
with whipped dill cream cheese

Serves 4 (2 mini sandwiches per person)

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of  bread (any type)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprouts for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl add the cream cheese, fresh dill and salt and pepper to taste, mixing well.
  2. Spread each slice of bread with the cream cheese mixture. Layer the cucumber slices on 2 slices of bread topping with the additional 2 slices. Cut each sandwich into 4 pieces (8 total) and serve.

Pairing suggestion: Freshly brewed black tea sweetened with honey and fresh lime slices

Fresh tomato tea sandwiches

Serves 4 (2 mini sandwiches per person)

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bread (any type)
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh arugula (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl add the mayonnaise, garlic and lemon juice, mixing well.
  2. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on each slice of bread. Add the tomatoes to 2 slices of bread. Top with additional slices of bread and cut each sandwich into 4 pieces (8 total) and serve.

Pairing suggestion: Freshly brewed lemon zinger tea

Creamy goat cheese and
roasted red pepper tea sandwiches

Creamy goat cheese and roasted red pepper tea sandwiches

Serves 4 servings (2 mini sandwiches per person)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 slices bread (any type)
  • 2 red bell peppers, halved and roasted (you can easily substitute jarred roasted red peppers)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Spread the softened goat cheese on 2 slices of of bread.
  2. Divide the red peppers between the 2 sandwiches and top with fresh baby spinach. Add the remaining slices of bread and cut each sandwich into 4 pieces (8 total) and serve.

Pairing suggestion: Freshly brewed ginger tea

Those were some sandwiches to try and some recommended teas from the website to go with those sandwiches. It is a great starting point to have a Mother’s day tea with. You don’t have to follow these recipes or pairings to the letter – you can make the sandwiches you want and drink whatever tea. As a suggestion Rose tea would be a beautiful tea to try, or even any of the flowering teas. What is important is what will be special for you and your loved one. So have a Mother’s Day Tea – drink, laugh and remember why you appreciate her in your life so much.



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