There is nothing better than an old fashion potluck, especially a tea infused one. I'm on the board of the Mid Atlantic Tea Business Association and we recently gathered together for our quarterly members meeting at Paint the Roses Tea House and Cafe (formally the Le Chardon Tearoom). As a special treat, we organized a tea infused potluck luncheon. I thought you might enjoy seeing all the delicious dishes we each prepared and shared for lunch.
Tea Infused Drinks
Everything from Chai Lattes to Darjeeling Sangria.
I hand stamped a teapot on index cards and we use them to label each dish. Before we broke bread together, each member introduced the dish they prepared.
Tea Infused Marbled Eggs
Tea Pound Cake
Bread and Butter Pickles Infused with Tea
Baked Peaches with Ricotta & Ginger Tea Streusel
Earl Grey Sally Lunn Cake
Ratatouille Infused with Yunnan Tea
Earl Grey Wild Rice Salad
Matcha Crispy Treats
Ginger Green Tea Bread
Bella Angel Food Cake Infused with a Fruit/Herb Tisane
Spiced Chai Infused Viscor Date Balls
Matcha Mayo Dip
Mint Tea Chocolate Mousse
Black Tea Mango Shrimp Salad
Lapsang Souchong Chicken Curry Croustades with Tea Infused Orange Slices
Olympic Lapsang Souchong Chicken Salad Sliders
This was my contribution to the luncheon in honor of the olympics.
What a spread!
Members displayed several interesting tea inspired cookbooks - Culinary Tea, The World in a Bowl of Tea, Tea Cuisine and Cooking With Green Tea.
If you're interested in any of the recipes shared in this post, you will be happy to know MATBA is in the process of creating a special recipe book which will include all the tea infused dishes from our recent luncheon. Stay tuned.............