I remember it perfectly as if it were yesterday – waking up early, running down the stairs of my grandmother’s house in Ireland and having a pot of tea and biscuits with her. I can still remember her kitchen down to the swinging door that welcomed you in. Tea drinking has always been a huge part of my family – at breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, and after dinner – so when I learned about tea parties as a child, I was well prepared on tea etiquette.
You might think you’re too old for a tea party but I say a big old “Nonsense” to that. Throwing a tea party is a fun way to catch up with friends, say thank you or even pass on to a child of your own. So, what do you have at tea parties besides tea? All the food. Breads, biscuits, little sandwiches, fruit salads, and muffins. My own interpretation included a cheeseboard with light and sharp cheeses with jams and a baguette and then I made blueberry scones using my favorite recipe from King Arthur that includes Stonyfield French Vanilla Whole Milk Yogurt and these tarts below.
Natural light, flowers and candles are just a plus at any tea time, it’s the company that really makes it a treat.
Blueberry Meyer Lemon Tarts
Enjoy your tea, your guests and these out-of-this-world, delicious tarts.
This recipe was adapted from The Creative Bite