9 Tea Party Classics, from Scones to Sandwiches

Crispy Sesame Tuiles
Photo: © Ngoc Minh Ngo

Add some pizazz to a late-afternoon, British-inspired gathering with delicate tea sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats.

01 of 09

Double-Lemon Scones

Double-Lemon Scones
© Marcus Nilsson

Lemon–poppy seed cake meets scones in this delightful recipe from Food & Wine's Justin Chapple.

02 of 09

Curried-Egg Tea Sandwiches

Curried-Egg Tea Sandwiches
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Cookbook author Martha Hall Foose says that in the early 1960s, The Time Life Picture Cook Bookinspired Mississippi ladies to "go exotic" by adding ingredients like curry powder and orange zest to egg-salad tea sandwiches.

03 of 09

Cucumber-Rye Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber-Rye Tea Sandwiches

Little slices of party rye are a Southern favorite for tea sandwiches: "You don't see regular rye down here every day," Martha Hall Foose says. If party rye isn't available, use a cookie cutter to create rounds from regular bread slices.

04 of 09

Lemon-Rosemary Sun Tea

Lemon-Rosemary Sun Tea
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Willi Galloway steeps lemon and rosemary for this tea. "Herbs are great for balcony gardens," she says.

05 of 09

Curried-Egg Tea Sandwiches

Curried-Egg Tea Sandwiches
PHOTO © CON POULOS

Cookbook author Martha Hall Foose says that in the early 1960s, The Time Life Picture Cook Book inspired Mississippi ladies to "go exotic" by adding ingredients like curry powder and orange zest to egg-salad tea sandwiches.

06 of 09

Sweet Lemon-Poppy Biscuits

Sweet Lemon-Poppy Biscuits
© James Baigrie

These lightly sweet biscuits are delicious served warm for breakfast, with strawberry or raspberry jam.

07 of 09

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping
© James Baigrie

You can easily replace the blueberries with other kinds of fresh fruit, such as raspberries or peaches (chopped into small pieces).

08 of 09

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Meyer Lemon Marmalade
© Tina Rupp

Likely a cross between an orange and a lemon, the Meyer lemon give this sweet-tart marmalade a bright citrus flavor.

09 of 09

Crispy Sesame Tuiles

Crispy Sesame Tuiles
© Ngoc Minh Ngo

Kyotofu, a sleek New York City dessert bar, uses Japanese ingredients like green tea and sesame seeds in updated versions of Japanese classics.

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