A delectable peek at the tradition of afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel -- and the enchanting history of taking tea
Muriel Moffat has been sipping tea at Victoria's storied Empress Hotel for 60 years -- and sharing all those lovely cups with four generations of Moffats. When she poured her love of all things tea into a darling little book, it soon became a bestseller, with 30,000 copies sold from the shelves of the Empress gift shop in just five years.
Beautifully redesigned and ready for its book trade debut, Afternoon Tea offers a peek behind the curtain at the magnificent hotel, where afternoon tea has been taken with elegance and gourmet indulgence since 1908. Included are several well-loved recipes from the Tea Lobby, which has hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Rudyard Kipling and Shirley Temple.
This charming book is also a chatty and colourful history of tea and the many rituals surrounding it, sure to entertain the novice and enthusiast alike. Steeped in a love of traditions, Ms. Moffat's beloved book celebrates a littleknown ritual that may just be the foundation of everything worthy -- family, friends and, of course, tea."
|Grouped Work ID||06e1cacb-f385-8c85-6c52-070399bfe8dd|
|Grouping Title||afternoon tea|
|Grouping Author||moffat muriel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-27 01:08:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-22 04:09:05AM|
|detailed_location_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|subject_facet||Afternoon teas -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History|
Empress Hotel (Victoria, B.C.) -- History
Tea -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History
|title_full||Afternoon tea [electronic resource] / Muriel Moffat|