Afternoon Tea Time at Home

May 25, 2024

Ever since I partook in my first afternoon tea back in 2012, I've developed a love for afternoon tea time outings (another post from 2016 about a tea time experience in Houston). After raiding an estate sale for tea cups, a tea pot and a tiered tray a few months ago, I knew it was time to host a DIY tea time at home. 
The Menu: 
  • English Scones with Clotted Cream
  • Smoked Salmon sandwich with sesame mayo and furikake
  • Cucumber sandwich with boursin, dill and everything bagel seasoning
  • Chicken salad with microgreens 
  • Prosciutto with onion jam and microgreens 
  • Lychee Oolong Tea
  • Guava Mimosas
I took care of making the sandwiches while my friends helped with dessert. They brought an array of local pastries and while we had plans to make a Japanese Fruit Sandwich for dessert, we ended up just eating that mascarpone whipped cream with our scones and fruit. 
While none of my friends and I could decide on a favorite sandwich, we could all agree lunch is better served with dainty, crustless sandwiches and good company. 
Smoked Salmon Sandwich
1/4 cup mayonnaise 
2 tsp sesame oil 
smoked salmon 
chives, chopped 
milk bread or white bread
1. Mix mayonnaise with sesame oil and spread onto bread slices. 
2. Top with smoked salmon and sprinkle furikake and chives on top. 
3. Slice off crusts and cut into triangles. 

Cucumber Sandwich inspired by preppy kitchen
1 english cucumber
Everything Bagel Seasoning
milk bread or white bread
1. Using a mandolin, slice cucumber into very thin slices. 
2. Spread boursin onto bread. 
3. Arrange cucumber slices across bread. 
4. Top with torn dill fronds and sprinkle everything bagel seasoning. 
5. Slice off crusts and cut into triangles. 

Prosciutto Onion Jam Sandwich
jarred onion jam or homemade
prosciutto slices
milk bread or white bread
1. Spread onion jam onto bread. 
2. Arrange prosciutto slices across bread then top with a thin layer of microgreens. 
3. Slice off crusts and cut into triangles. 

On a side note: my friends were impressed with the precise triangle cuts of the sandwiches. I used a good serrated knife, which didn't smush the sandwich upon cutting. 

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