9781771000529

Afternoon Tea : A Timeless Tradition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781771000529

  • ISBN10:

    177100052X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/9/2013
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Summary

A delectable peek at the tradition of afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel -- and the enchanting history of taking tea Muriel Moffathas been sipping tea at Victoria's storied Empress Hotel for 60 years -- and sharing all those lovely cups with four generations of Moffats. When she poured her love of all things tea into a darling little book, it soon became a bestseller, with 30,000 copies sold from the shelves of the Empress gift shop in just five years. Beautifully redesigned and ready for its book trade debut, Afternoon Teaoffers a peek behind the curtain at the magnificent hotel, where afternoon tea has been taken with elegance and gourmet indulgence since 1908. Included are several well-loved recipes from the Tea Lobby, which has hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Rudyard Kipling and Shirley Temple. This charming book is also a chatty and colourful history of tea and the many rituals surrounding it, sure to entertain the novice and enthusiast alike. Steeped in a love of traditions, Ms. Moffat's beloved book celebrates a littleknown ritual that may just be the foundation of everything worthy -- family, friends and, of course, tea."

Author Biography

Muriel Moffat was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and believes in the importance of family and traditions and feels both are best taken with a cup of tea. This is her first book.

Table of Contents


· · · 1 · · ·
Romancing the Tea — 1
· · · 2 · · ·
China Discovers Tea, the British Make it a Tradition — 7
· · · 3 · · ·
The Art of Making and Taking Tea — 13
· · · 4 · · ·
Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress — 19
· · · 5 · · ·
Recipes — 31

Acknowledgements — 61

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