Sandy Clough, artist of If Teacups Could Talk (more than 300,000 copies sold), believes that anyone can “do tea.” All you need are the basics. In this charming tea primer, she presents no-fuss recipes and ideas to create gatherings that delight guests and hosts alike. New paintings from Sandy showcase tea cups for every taste, while cozy scenes encourage readers to embrace the surprising simplicity of tea.
Sprinkled throughout are tips on making teatimes beautiful and welcoming:
- Ways to develop and implement a themed tea that suits any occasion.
- The only recipes you’ll ever need to host a delightful tea.
- Teatime manners and etiquette made simple.
As warm and comforting as a fresh batch of scones…this lovely gathering of ideas and invitations is for longtime tea lovers as well as those who are just discovering the pleasures, treasures, and benefits of the worlds’ favorite beverage.
You Can Do Tea by Sandy Lynam Clough is a lovely gift book for your favorite tea lover. Clough wrote and illustrated this simple invitation to tea etiquette. The reader will learn about themes, menus, and how to hostess plus you will find some delicious recipes, including my favorite cucumber sandwiches (page 25).
My little girl loves drinking tea. So, I look forward to some upcoming afternoons where we will read this treasure learning about tea together. I can even imagine us planning a tea for a few of our friends afterwards. There is a section towards the back, “Tea for Little Ladies” for ideas specifically for girls. I know that my little sweetie will enjoy the subject, but the amazing art throughout will also be a delight to her.
You Can Do Tea can be used as decoration, a coffee table book, or a gift for friend along with some fabulous tea.
What is your favorite tea?