There are several magazines out this month that tea lovers need to know about, so I thought I'd give some brief reviews!
Tea Time magazine is always "must" reading as far as I'm concerned, but if you're not yet a subscriber I would especially recommend the May/June issue. The cutest ideas I saw are for tea sandwiches shaped like graduation caps and diplomas, so if you have a grad in your life, at least thumb through this issue! Following the popular new trend of serving smaller, bite-sized desserts, the issue also offers several recipes for elegant mini-trifles. (And since peaches have long been associated with my fair state, I am delighted with the pretty dessert on the cover!)
My tea friend Janet had alerted me that Southern Living had a nice feature on tea in the May issue. I'm a subscriber, but this is one of the few magazines I see on the newsstands long before mine lands in the mailbox, and I was especially eager for this issue to arrive. There are recipes for everything from iced teas to Sweet Tea Icebox Tart and Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken. If you're in the Southern Living readership area, this is definitely an issue you'll want to read!
And I have my friend Maureen's blog to thank for the fact I purchased the May issue of Food Network magazine. (Her blog also has a bonus I don't: A photo of her adorable granddaughter!) Inside the magazine is a pull-out booklet containing 50 (!) recipes for tea sandwiches. With recipes for Crab Salad, Salmon Salad, Roasted Vegetable, and even Meatloaf Tomato tea sandwiches, this little booklet has lots of things I want to try. Happy reading!