Summer High Tea in August -Two Companies Meet!

Sep 17, 2009

105 degree weather did not stop a 50th Wedding Anniversary High Tea in Orange County this past week. I had the privilege to partner with Orange County Event Planner Joanna Hendrie Events and Fêtes to set the stage for an iconic High Tea complete with Silver Samovar, linens and umbrella topped tables and using Rent A Tea Party for teacups, dessert plates, teapots and tiered stands.
The 75 guests supped on tea sandwiches – a smoked salmon and dill, a sun dried tomato and crème fraiche, a sweet onion and mascarpone cheese on raisin brioche and Madeira and red current chicken. Also, high tea is not complete without the --- the savories: Mini chive biscuits and country ham, cherry bread and hazelnut port butter, pate and cornichons on baguette, and mini croquet monsieur. Sweet petite cookies – macaroons, blueberry shortbread, French Crème brownies, and bite size lemon square shared each of the guest tables with Joanna’s trademark organic farm fresh strawberries and Chantilly Crème – the strawberries crowned our dessert plates and were scattered among Rent A Tea Party's tiered servers of savories, sweets and sandwiches.

The tea she served for the day was a green tea called Casablanca and an Oolong from Ceylon called Peaches Cream served with fresh apricot scones.
The anniversary gateau was a two tiered chocolate ganache cake with chocolate fudge filling and piping and served with a sparking wine from the South of France.

Joanna is in Newport Beach and for more information and Tea Menu ideas please go to
Joanna Hendrie
Joanna Hendire Events & Fêtes
PMB 414, Orchid Avenue
Corona del Mar, California 92625

Telephone/ 949-644-8689
Hours/ By Appointment
I'm so excited that this is a new beginning between two companies that want to share the love of tea!