(Oh, poor, neglected little blog of ours…. )

My aunt picked up a delightful little book for me when she was in England with my cousin this past year. It’s a tiny book with the alluring title: Recipes for an English Tea. Perfect! I’ll be trying out some of these little recipes hopefully and posting any that seem worthy, but for now, I’ll leave you with the wonderful opening quotation:

“Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.”

~Thomas de Quincy 1785-1859

p.s. I’ve now looked through my little book… I won’t be making these recipes, but they are charming examples of a Victorian tea! We don’t even use measurements/ingredients like this anymore, so I’ll have to find some modern interpretations.

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