How to Throw a Tea Party Picnic

Nothing says summer like a picnic in the great outdoors. Whether you’re gathering with friends and family or just want to treat yourself to a solo excursion, here are our top tips for throwing a tea party picnic.



1. Decide on a tea

Hot or iced? Classic or flavored? Deciding on a tea to serve at your picnic is a great first step when planning your menu. If you’d like to enjoy hot tea at your picnic, you can bring hot water in a thermos and prepare tea on the go using our handy tea for two travel set.

If you want to cool down with some refreshing iced tea, you can cold brew a pitcher of iced tea to take with you, or brew tea in a few of our urban tea tumblers for effortless iced tea in a personal serving size. You can even bring sparkling wine to “spike” your iced tea - we’ve found that our Blueberry Pomegranate iced tea and Prosecco is a winning combination!

2. Bring scones

Scones and tea are a tried and true pair, and are the perfect treat to enjoy at an outdoor picnic. Whether you buy or make your own scones, our honey and tea flavored preserves both make great scone toppings.

3. Bring something sweet

Sweet treats are a traditional element of any good tea party. Our shortbread cookies are a great, portable option. For a lighter snack, check out our mandarin and blood orange flavored fruit crisps.

4. Bring something savory

Savory tea sandwiches like cream cheese and cucumber, tomato and cheddar, and smoked salmon are all great picks for a tea party picnic. Charcuterie boards with cheese, cured meats, nuts, and spreads are also a tasty picnic snack idea.


5. Bring something fresh

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the perfect way to take advantage of the bounty of the season and add a little extra life and color to your picnic spread. From farm-fresh salads to seasonal fruits bursting with flavor, you can never go wrong with local produce. You can also use fresh fruit to garnish your iced tea!

6. Be sure to pack the right accessories

Don’t forget all the trappings to make your picnic a success. In addition to tea and provisions, be sure to pack a picnic blanket, plates, utensils, and napkins.

7. Don’t forget good company

One of the best ways to enjoy a cup of tea is with good friends! A summer-y outdoor picnic is a lovely way to get out of the house and spend time with friends, family, and loved ones in a picturesque new spot.


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