Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A teatime read that's just delicious!












Fortnum and Mason is renowned across the world not only for its fine teas, but also for celebrating the art of afternoon tea in St James’s Restaurant. It is no surprise therefore to hear of the publication of Tea at Fortnum & Mason, a beautiful new book which is a definitive guide to the taking of afternoon tea.

The book relates the fascinating history of tea in England and Fortnum’s own history of tea-selling. It provides more than 45 recipes for all kinds of traditional teatime delights, from finger sandwiches, cupcakes and lemon curd meringues to glorious brownies, tea breads and rose biscuits.

We loved the books gorgeous Fortnum blue cover and couldn't wait to dive in. We were not disappointed, the book is filled with fascinating facts and tea related trivia; we especially liked the recipe section with its illustrative photographs using beautiful vintage china. The recipes are imaginative and delicious. We also loved the section on different types of tea and how to best to brew them to achieve the perfect cup. It is the perfect gift for foodies and tea lovers alike.
Tea at Fortnum & Mason (published by Ebury Press) is rrp£10. It is available from both Fortnum & Mason and all good bookshops.

We recieved a copy of this book free of charge for review.  Opinions are our own.