Believe it or not Christmas is around the corner so we thought we’d help you with some high tea Christmas gift ideas.
A high tea Christmas gift carols both festivities and finesse, a perfect way to cover all bases this holiday season. Spoil the special people in your life with both tasteful and practical kitchen equipment, fine bone china teaware, delicious Christmassy treats and a book of tried and tested high tea recipes. You can’t go wrong!
Here at High Tea Society we’re obsessed with staying updated with the latest trends, styles and designers that keep high tea all class and pizzazz. Similar to high tea itself we’ve chosen very traditional and regal centrepieces, as well as some more modern but just as impressive gift options.
Recline in front of a glowing fire while the snow drifts and the tree lights twinkle. And if you are somewhere hot, reimagine yourself in a winter wonderland. This toasty warm and nutty blend means you can have Christmas all year long.
Written by Tom Parker Bowles, The Fortnum’s Cook Book brings together recipes from three centuries of Fortnum’s history – from famous Scotch Eggs and Afternoon Tea Scones to contemporary dishes like Grilled Bones and Welsh Rarebit. Accessible, comprehensive, and certain to become an essential part of any modern cook’s kitchen.
Retro Kettle from Smeg
This enamel coated stainless steel body holds 1.7 litres. Other features include a 360º swivel base (detachable for cord-free convenience), soft-opening lid, and removable, washable stainless steel limescale filter. Smeg is an Italian home appliance manufacturer based in Guastalla, near Reggio Emilia in the north of the country. For over 60 years now, Smeg domestic appliances have come to be seen as tasteful and elegant solutions to the demands of contemporary living as a result of the company’s partnerships with world famous architects.
This modern take on a 50s stand mixer is made of die-cast aluminium and comes in a range of attractive colours. There is an automatic safety lock when the head is tilted up and included is a stainless steel bowl that holds 4.8 litres. Smeg is an Italian home appliance manufacturer based in Guastalla, near Reggio Emilia in the north of the country. For over 60 years now, Smeg domestic appliances have come to be seen as tasteful and elegant solutions to the demands of contemporary living as a result of the company’s partnerships with world famous architects.
This tea cup and saucer features an eclectic mix of pattern with abundant blooms of English and Oriental flowers and butterflies. Made of Fine Bone China with Gold Banding this quality gift should be hand washed only. Wedgwood has been an international company for over two centuries. Founded in 1759 upon the highest standards to uphold these essential factors in maintaining its leading position throughout the markets of the world. The founder, Josiah Wedgwood is remembered as ‘the Father of English Potters’. His descendant Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood (1954 – 2014), was the fourth Baron Wedgwood of the pottery dynasty.
An art deco jewel set in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s – one of the world’s best luxury hotels – has long been known for inspiring menus and exceptional dining from breakfasts and brunches, through lunch and afternoon tea, and on to drinks, dinner and the dessert cart. Claridge’s: The Cookbook celebrates that heritage in style, with a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from The Foyer, The ReadingRoom, the Bar and The Fumoir. With interludes ranging from the return of the “drunch” to the magic of Christmas, the extraordinary experience of dining at Claridge’s is brought to life in book form.
This pastry chef’s secret has more than 160 classic recipes for sandwiches, pretty cakes and bakes, biscuits, bars, pastries, cupcakes and glorious gateaux.
Tea Set from Royal Albert
To celebrate their centenary, Royal Albert have looked to their archive, reintroducing iconic pieces like this tea set. Dating back to 1950, this elegant and vibrant Festival design has been rendered on a Fine Bone China teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug, finished with 9-carat gold trims. Steeped in heritage and vintage credibility, Royal Albert takes great pride in delivering attention to detail and exquisite styling. All gifts are beautifully wrapped in pink packaging, meaning that every moment is made special – even if you are treating yourself.
How about a unique designer three tier high tea or individual cake stand from AnnaVasily for your high tea party? Anna Vasily has been collaborating with renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay for over 20 years. She carefully designs and creates hand crafted glass high tea stands and cake stands: Thrones to make every cake look like a real Queen.