To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, I’m presenting a Georgian themed tea party at a historic 18th century home in Spitalfields, Dennis Severs’ house, at 18 Folgate Street. I will be baking historic recipes. Dennis Severs was an American who bought a house in Spitalfields, at the time a very unfashionable area. Rather than gentrifying the house, he returned it to and carefully preserved its original decor, for instance there is no electricity. As a house it’s an art installation, recreating the life of a silk-weaving Hugenot family through its various rooms.
This is a very special occasion, please book tickets here for the 14th of August at 3pm, £75.
Signed copies of my book MsMarmitelover’s Secret Tea Party will be on sale as well as books relating to the period.
I’m looking at old cookbooks for recipes for the tea. I’ve always been a tea person rather than a coffee geek. My mum makes a cup of tea every half hour. Whenever I stay with her I lose weight. Tea is good for you! This time Newby Teas, who make award-winning tea are providing some excellent quality teas.
Some ideas I have for the menu:
Gunpowder green tea
Smoked salmon sandwiches