I am so excited to Welcome to the table today The Cozy Chicks and their new book Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with some of your most favorite authors for tea? Today some of my most favorite cozy mystery authors have come to share about a their new book and let you know about their wonderful blog. Please welcome the Cozy Chicks as my guest bloggers today.
Tea parties have been around for well over 3,000 years. People on all parts of the earth have tea parties every day. So sit down, pour yourself a cup of tea, and let me tell you about Tea Time With the Cozy Chicks.
First of all who are the Cozy Chicks? If you haven’t visited our blog before, please pop by http://www.cozychicksblog.com. It’s a great way to get to know us and to catch a glimpse at the crazy life of a mystery writer. The Cozy Chicks are…Ellery Adams, Lorraine Bartlett, Duffy Brown, Kate Collins, Mary Kennedy, Mary Jane Maffini, Maggie Sefton, Leann Sweeney.
We write cozy mysteries and in our books characters often gather around the table to discuss cases. They drink a staggering amount of caffeinated beverages and seem to be surrounded by an endless array of mouth-watering sandwiches, cookies, pastries, and chocolate. In short, these gals in our books have a pretty good time…unless they're chasing the killer...and we thought it would be fun to spend a little time in their world.
The result is Tea Time With The Cozy Chicks filled with the lore of tea in so many of its incarnations. The book offers an assortment of tea parties like how to have a Bon Voyage tea, bachelorette tea, proper Yorkshire Tea, Chocolate Lovers tea etc. There are menus for each party, invitation suggestions, decorations, flowers, table settings, recipes galore and all hosted by characters from our books to add to the fun.
An afternoon tea party is suitable for many celebrations and isn't as involved as a dinner party. Often a tea party can be the answer to friends just getting together. It's an ideal format for a simple elegant party where the food is prepared before your guests arrive and is either presented buffet style, or by passing plates of goodies at the table. The best thing about a tea party is that the only thing you need to serve is the tea itself, leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your guests.
There is more in Tea Time With the Cozy Chicks than just tea parties. There are ideas on tea paring, tea towels, antique teapots and cups, reading tea leaves and the book even offers suggestions on blending your own teas like:
Floral Fantasy Tea
1 teaspoon lavender
1 teaspoon yarrow
½ teaspoon chamomile
½ teaspoon stevia
Spiced Anise Tea
2 teaspoons anise hyssop
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla bean
¼ teaspoon cloves
Devoted Remembrance Tea
2 teaspoons rosemary
2 teaspoons lavender
2 teaspoons marjoram
1 teaspoon anise hyssop
Dark Rose Tea
2 teaspoons rose hips
1 teaspoon anise hyssop
2 teaspoons yarrow
1 teaspoon bergamot mint
So tell us about your favorite tea. Do you have a special blend for the summer and one for winter? A tea for when you’re sick or have a cold? Tell us about your tea and we’ll give away two adorable teapot measuring tapes from the answers.
To enter to win please leave a comment below about your favorite tea blends and visit The Cozy Chick website by clicking here.
Thank you to the Cozy Chicks for stopping by to share their recipes and up coming release with us today!
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Thank you to The Cozy Chicks for stopping by for tea with us today and thank you for joining in the fun. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org