Celebrate May Day With A Yogi-Approved High Tea
By Kathryn Budig, April 28, 2015
Yoga star Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to make yoga accessible and playful through her teaching and writings, but her skills extend beyond the yoga mat — all the way to the kitchen. Below, she shares her recipes for high tea.
I visit London once a year for work and always look forward to a full-blown high tea. If you haven’t experienced this amazing tradition, it basically consists of afternoon tea and tasty goodies — amplified. Imagine piles of tea sandwiches in an array of flavors, and an endless supply of gorgeous tea followed by towers of decadent yet dainty desserts. It’s the ultimate Alice in Wonderland experience and guaranteed to make you want to follow up with an afternoon siesta!
With May approaching, I couldn’t think of a better recipe/blog topic than to break down this lovely tradition. I created three different sandwiches and left them open-face so you can fully enjoy their beauty, but kept the dessert simple — just a lovely strawberry cream with fresh mint. You can serve any of your favorite teas, but my personal favorite (and obsession) is from a sweet company in the UK called TeaPigs. Their licorice and mint tea is to die for, not to mention a great way to aid in digestion (thanks, mint) and soothe the belly as well as help kick back the springtime allergies (thanks, licorice).
You can have this spread all ready to go for when your friends come over, or have them help out with the creation of the sandwiches! This is the perfect opportunity to welcome spring surrounded by the people you love to celebrate friendship, the beauty of change, and the mutual love of delicious food!