Thursday, November 6, 2008
Nov/Dec 2008 Tea Time Magazine
To my great surprise, magazines about topics other than news and politics have been published within the last month. One of them, the cover of which is particularly lovely, is Tea Time. I have been pondering whether or not I'm wasting your time when I occasionally mention the Big Two tea magazines (this one and Tea A Magazine). But what if some of us *don't* get each issue? Wouldn't it be helpful to know which ones are the standouts? So you will see that at right, I have my first-ever poll up on the blog. (A poll! I'm going through election withdrawal!) But if you'd answer it, I'd be much obliged and know whether or not it's useful for me to blog about the tea magazines.
Isn't this cover pretty? I may be tired of all-white home decor, but I'm not tired of an all-white tablescape. Anyone doing a table for one of those church dinners or teas? (BTW, I do hope you all saw the gorgeous photos that Linda at Friendship Tea recently posted of her church's fundraiser tea. Stunning!)
Although I have every issue of Tea Time and would probably buy it no matter what, some of the issues had started looking the same, and I thought I was seeing some recycled recipes. This one, though, features six recipes made with vanilla beans (including that elegant cake on the cover), a delightful menu in honor of Jane Austen, a Black Forest Trifle served up in cute individual glasses and more. It's really worth seeking out if you haven't already gotten it.