How to Make a Pot of Tea

How to Make a Pot of Tea

My copper kettle whistles merrily
And signals that it is time for tea.
The fine china cups are filled with the brew.
There’s lemon and sugar and sweet cream, too.
But, best of all there’s friendship, between you and me.
As we lovingly share our afternoon tea.

~ Marianna Arolin

Easy Homemade Apple Pie

Easy Homemade Apple Pie

Apple pie is easier to make today than you might think. Learn the secret tricks below and enjoy homemade pie for your next Poetry Teatime.

Fruits and Nuts

Fruits and Nuts

Poetry Teatime treats don't have to always appeal to the sweet tooth. Healthy snacks work just as well. Here is one colorful idea for a quick and fruity teatime. 

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns!
If you have no daughters,
Pray give them to your sons!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

Tis the season for hot cross buns! They make a great Poetry Teatime treat for spring. Some recipes call for a white icing that cris-crosses the buns. One recipe calls for slashing the buns in a cross with a knife and then putting an egg wash on them. No matter what, they are yummy and not too sweet.

Caramel Shortbread Squares

Caramel Shortbread Squares

"They are so easy and I like them more than fudge, which is saying a lot. They are like homemade Twix bars and a little goes a long way. Make sure to cut them into small pieces!" —Nikki, Simmer & Shoot

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

The very first biscuits were flat cakes that were baked once and then slowly oven-baked again, hence the French name “bis” (twice) “cuit” (cooked). Today's biscuits can be large and flaky (American style) or small and dry (British) but the any kind of biscuit with tea is still a lovely combo to accompany poetry.

White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

These yummy muffins would be perfect for Poetry Teatime. The lovely Nikki from Simmer & Shoot (who graciously has allowed us to share her images and recipe) says that the original recipe calls for them to be dipped in melted butter and sugar, which you can do if you'd like, but they are just as good without it.

Blueberry Muffins with Cardamom Crumble

Blueberry Muffins with Cardamom Crumble

Yummy is the word for these blueberry muffins. The crumble on top plus the zest of lemon makes them melt in your mouth special. The cardamom spice is also one of the main ingredients in chai tea. You might serve them together at your next Poetry Teatime.