Tea at Fortnum & Mason
Catalogue Code : 2023319
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Since William Fortnum and Hugh Mason began trading in 1707, the history of tea in England and that of Fortnum & Mason have been inextricably linked. After 300 years of trading, Fortnum’s is now renowned across the world not only for its fine teas, but also for celebrating the art of afternoon tea, which is observed with due ceremony every day in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
To celebrate this long and happy association, we are delighted to announce the publication of Tea at Fortnum & Mason, a beautiful new book that aims to be the definitive guide to the taking of afternoon tea.
As well as leading the reader through the fascinating history of tea in England and Fortnum’s own history of tea-selling, the book provides more than 45 recipes for all kinds of traditional teatime delicacies, from finger sandwiches, rose biscuits and lemon curd meringues to sumptuous brownies, teabreads and cupcakes. It will also introduce the reader to the many different types of tea and how to best to brew them to achieve the perfect cup.
Filled with intriguing historical facts, delicious recipes and expert advice on choosing, making and drinking your tea, this book is a celebration of two great British institutions in a single volume.