The Ladies' Tea Guild

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Finally, what you've been waiting for:

Back issues of The Tea Times! These early issues are free for viewing only.

Spring 2004 -- the inaugural issue! Contents: History of The Ladies' Tea Guild, Ladies' Tea Guild Mission Statement, Calendar of Events, Victorian Recipes, and a List of Local Tea Shops.

Summer 2004 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Recipe for Chocolate-Cherry Preserve Tartlets, Movie Summary: The Age of Innocence, Book Review: Fashions of the Roaring '20s by Ellie Laubner.

Autumn 2004 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Recipes for Mint Lovers' Tea, Christmas Pudding, and Sledmere Gingerbread, Exhibit Review: Timeless Weddings: Customs and Costumes, "A Seasonal Art Form: Silhouettes or Shades", and The More Than Tea Tour information.

Winter 2004/2005 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Recipes for Eggs a la Suisse and Fricaseed Chicken, "How to Brew and Serve Tea", "The Art of Conversation", and "Tea and the Tsunami" from the Tea Guild Times.

Spring 2005 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Recipes for Custard Souffle and Egg Muffins, "Tea Terminology", "Spring Cleaning with the Victorians", Movie Review: Finding Neverland, and Local Museums and Events.

Summer 2005 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Ladies' Tea Guild Haiku Contest, Recipes for Lemonade, Green Tea Ice Cream and Strawberry Ice Cream, "Fan Tidbits and Trivia", Lecture Notes: "Women in Gold Rush California" with JoAnn Levy, and other Local Events.

Autumn 2005 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, "Tea Superstitions", Review: The Haunting of Winchester, "A Question for our Readers," Recipes for Pumpkin Pie Bars, Vermont Maple Snaps, and White Chocolate-Dried Cranberry Shortbread, The Signature Blends of The Ladies' Tea Guild, Ladies' Tea Guild Haiku Contest, other Local Events, and a Special Hurricane Katrina Aid supplement.

Winter 2005/2006 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, Recipes for Ruby Scones and Rose Petal Honey-Almond Cream Cheese Sandwiches, Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina Rossetti, "Tea and Chocolate Pairings," "Love-lies-bleeding: or Amaranthus Caudatus" by Laurie Nienhaus, and other Local Museums and Event Information.

Spring 2006 -- Contents: Calendar of Events, "Old California Gardens", "The 1906 Earthquake Centennial", Recipes for Orange Waldorf Salad and Boiled Salad Dressing, "Victorian Household Recipes," Local Museums and Events, and Local Earthquake-themed Events.

We have some extra Victorian craft kits and booklets from prior South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild events!

Items may include:
Victorian Hairwork instruction packet and supply kit
Overview of Victorian Fashion booklet
Victorian Parlor Games booklet
Victorian Seashell Brooch instructions and supply kit
Gothic Tea decor
Twilight Tea decor

We will be making these available for sale soon, to make room for more tea and teapots.  Transactions will be through PayPal.  Check back here, or e-mail for more information! 

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)