Tea Sandwiches

tea sandwiches

    An Afternoon Tea


    Dainty little tea sandwiches
    On a sunny afternoon
    Served with delicate tea
    In pretty china teacups
    Buttery shortbread cookies
    Ladies dressed in soft
    Flowing dresses and flowery hats
    Perched on the edge their seats
    Complimenting the host on her recipes


Well, that was the traditional afternoon tea, and still is for those who love the nostalgia of long ago. And that's fine. But if you're a modern girl or guy, you will probably want to experiment with new recipes and ideas for tea parties.

If you plan a traditional party, then choose cucumber, watercress, or a spread like pimento cheese for your sandwiches. Hummus is another spread possibility, one that has become more popular these days.

Tea Sandwiches by SheriW The idea is to serve dainty, finger sandwiches. They are not meant to be filling and you shouldn't have to work at them. A few tiny bites and you're done and ready for dessert – a few shortbread cookies or pecan sandies, maybe. A sip of tea and don't forget the pinkie pose!

Loaf sandwiches are another sandwich that's perfect for an afternoon tea. This is a sandwich made in the shape of a loaf, then sliced to serve.

Breads usually have the crusts cut off, remember we don't want to work at eating these little sandwiches. Choose country white, whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel or raisin bread.

A modern version of the tea sandwich would be those mini pocket pitas or mini croissants filled with your favorite hummus or salad sandwich recipe. Served with cucumber chips, raspberry herbal iced tea, and brownie bites and you have the perfect modern tea party.

Here are is a list of some traditional and non-traditional recipes for your afternoon tea.

I'm sure you can come up with several more sandwiches to add to this short list. And we'll have more to add soon. If you have any suggestions, contact us here so we can add it to the list.

Afternoon Teas, Please/a> offers all the information you need for planning the perfect tea party, so check them out as well! (Link opens a new window.)

Want to see a video for a making cucumber sandwiches? Click here. You'll find it in two parts. Perfect for your next tea party!

Here's a video for Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches - looks good. What do you think?


Here's a California Tea Sandwich video complete with avocados and sprouts.


And here's one for Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches. This one looks delicious!





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