[Sca-cooks] Tea Information
t.d.decker at att.net
Fri May 15 14:34:30 PDT 2009
> I'm coordinating Youth Point for Pennsic.? I'm hoping to host a Known
> World Youth Officers' Meet and Greet on evening.? I had this idea that it
> would be neat to have a class for the kids on period-style serving and
> then invite those who wanted to to come back and serve at the meeting.? I
> don't want to deal with the hassel and? issues of a full meal, so I was
> thinking of a late afternoon/early evening Tea.?
> Any ideas on:
> Period Tea? Service? (Any Culture)
> Ideas for simple "tea" foods that kids could maybe help prepare?
If you are talking about actual tea, you need either China or Japan. Tea
wasn't introduced into Europe until the 17th Century.
There is, however, a 15th Century Flemish drawing of a ladies' feast with
trenchers being prepared and served at the table. A copy of the print was
appended to an article on trenchers that I placed with Stefan for the
Florilegium, but I don't know if the print made it into the Florlegium.
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