On the day of my Crave photo shoot two weeks ago, I woke up with the beginnings of a terrible sinus cold. How convenient then that I was photographing a company that specializes in tea parties! There is no better cure than a mug of freshly brewed tea. Piccadilly Tea is an amazing idea. Lisa combines her extensive knowledge of teas with Meegan’s sweet and savory delights to provide a fabulous tea party in your own home. What a great concept for bridal and baby showers and really just anytime you want to be a little fancy with your friends. There’s just something really indulgent about drinking tea out of a delicate china cup. Especially when you don’t have to take care of any of the prep or clean up.
Lisa and Meegan were great; they graciously staged a mock tea party to make my job a little easier. I was in heaven with all the pretty teacups and mini cucumber sandwiches, just lovely as the Brits would say! After all the hard work of taking photos was out of the way they made me a lovely cup of tea and let me sample some of the treats. Lavender scones, ham and cheese puffs, chocolate biscotti! It was all delicious, especially accompanied by their cream earl grey, brewed from loose leaves that smelled incredible. I highly recommend you check out their website, I had no idea how fascinating the history of tea and tea parties was. I also learned that patience and four minutes of steeping my Irish breakfast tea really does make a difference!
If you want to learn more you can meet these amazing women in person as they make the holiday bazaar circuit selling their fantastic tea gift sets, perfect for the holidays.
Bari’s Bazaar -Westin Hotel
601 N Milwaukee Rd., Wheeling
Saturday, Nov. 12
Emanuel Congregation Holiday Market
5959 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago
Sun. Nov. 13
Women’s Club of Evanston Cornucopia
1702 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Fri. Nov. 18
Sat. Nov. 19
Sun. Nov. 20
Until then, drool over these gorgeous displays and plan your own tea party. It’s worth it for the biscotti alone!