Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Afternoon Tea from Buckingham Palace: Just in time for the Royal Wedding

The countdown continues with less than two days until the Royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. With little time to spare, my package from Buckingham Palace arrived this weekend with the essentials for royal wedding viewing: English Afternoon tea and the official William and Catherine tea towel to commemorate the occasion.

You may be surprised, but these items are not out of touch, even for commoners. To order the tea and other wedding - dare I say it - souvenirs, go the the royal's website and head right to The Royal Collection Shop. It clearly states it is "the only official range to commerate the Royal Wedding". I trust you believe them.

I've got my fancy hat ready and my DVR set for 4:00 am, so that when I am free, I can sit back, have a spot of tea and view the Royal Wedding and procession for the spectator sport that it is.

It will also take me back to our visit to London in 2006 where, among many must-see places, we stopped at both Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Having had some experience in scoping out wedding sites, I think William and Kate have chosen well.

Cheers to some Royal reality TV and some serious tea drinking this weekend!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Barb's TEA Shop teams up with Holiday Catering to offer full Afternoon Tea Service

We are excited to be teaming up with Holiday Market Catering to bring a full service afternoon tea to your event. We'll not only provide you with high quality loose tea, but now we've added scones, savories and sweets for a complete tea experience.

Afternoon tea prices, for a minimum of 25 guests, start at just under $18.00 (slightly more for 12 - 24 guests) and include two mini scones, three tea sandwiches and two mini desserts per person. In addition, we'll brew and serve your choice of two different loose teas.

And, that's just for starters! You can add fruit plates, quiches, salads and cheese platters. If you need serving platters, tea cups or linens we can help with that, too.

For more information, give us a call at 248-840-4356 or reach us at barb@barbsteashop.com.