Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tea Party Time!!!!

Hello My Lovely Friends!  Welcome to my Tea Party!!!!  Those of you that know me, know that I enjoy Drinking Tea, Tea Party's and Books about Tea Party's....So for this year's 6th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party, I have chosen to share with you several lovely Books that I really enjoy and reference quite often.
The First one is a book by Tracy Stern.

 Oh Me Oh My.....You will find a section for creating your own Mad Hatter Tea Party!!!

Next up...who does not love a Country Tea Party?  This book is by Maggie Stuckey.

Inside this beautifully illustrated book is a collection of themed Tea Party's according to the months of the year....July is Tea and Roses♥

Now envision yourself in a Floral Garden for an Afternoon Tea Party.  This next book is by Susannah Blake.

Now for the Perfect Afternoon Tea...How about this Recipe Book by Antony Wild and Carol Pastor.


 The Recipe's and the Photo's in each of these books are so delightful!!!! Perhaps you could take a day to spend time in a book store and browse through them.  I can bet that you will come home with at least one!  If so, let me know..I would love to hear what you think♥

So....I have also a video for you to enjoy.  I filmed this back in January and speak about the tea's I was loving then and still do enjoy.

Since we are into the Summer Solstice, I am drinking a lot of Iced Tea's.  I have been making all sorts of yummy concoctions.  Currently, I an enjoying a fresh pitcher of Earl Grey Tea.  It is so yummy either alone or with a bit of cream.  My method for iced tea is very simple, I fill up a pitcher with hot water...add three to four tea bags and let it steep.  Sometimes, I will put the pitcher outside to sit in the sun.  Either way, it turns out  perfect every time. I recommend to remove the tea bags as soon as the color is what you enjoy....light for a weaker tea and dark for a strong tea.  I prefer a stronger Tea myself.

How do you make your Iced Tea? What is your favorite? Have a recipe to share for the perfect Iced Tea Blend?

Finally My Dearest Friends, I leave you today with a give a way!!! Yay, who doesn't like a give a way?
But wait.....first I must say....
Last year, I made some new friends from participating in all this Tea Party Madness!!!  I am looking forward to making new Friends again this I must say Thank You so very Much to our Hostess Miss Vanessa at afancifultwist.  She is preparing a Grand Party that you are all invited to.  Please stop on by and pay her a visit here:
...and now, for my give a way...... I will select one lucky winner at random to receive this adorable little book all about planning a tea party.

 Your name will be written inside the book and signed by me along with the date♥

 Please leave me a comment so I know that you have stopped by in order to enter the give a way.  I will select the winner at random by July 20th and will notify you via please be sure to leave your comment before the deadline.  Good Luck♥

Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining me at my Tea Party!!! It has been Mad Fun...wouldn't you say?

Much Love,
Milady Leela


  1. The first book's scenes intrigued me -

    Hello fellow Mad Tea Partier, come give me a visit

  2. Oh yes, I have that book "Afternoon Tea Parties" by S. Blake, and it's amazing and offers loads of inspiration. :)

    Thanks for letting me share in your magic. When you get a free moment, stop by my tea party.

    ~ Misha

  3. YOu are a vision!! Loved the video - now I want allll the books too ;)


    Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

  4. I have enjoyed your wonderful tea party!

  5. I loved your tea party! I've just recently become a tea convert and love those books, I'll have to add them to my reading list. :-)

  6. These books look fantastic! I write about books a lot on my blog. Thanks for sharing them with us!

    Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
    Please visit my party!
    Ricki Jill

  7. Nice Mad Tea it...!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
    Kerstin from Germany

  8. What lovely tea party books, I think they will need to go on my amazon list !!! And how lovely of you to do a giveaway too :)

    I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:

    Mad Madam Mel xx

  9. Thanks for having me to your delightful tea party! I too, love books about tea and also magazines. If it says tea on the cover I have probably at least perused it!

    Thanks Again!

  10. loved your tea party views....every one. You truly know how to Wonderland.
    Come see us, if you please, Bad Alice, Dude and Oma Linda

  11. How fun this was! Tea parties are beautiful things, indeed. :) And what a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much for inviting me to tea and for paying me a visit, as well! :) Enjoy the festivities! Theresa

  12. beautiful books!! thank you for sharing them!

  13. What lovely tea party images, I bet the iced tea tastes great!
    Thank you so much for having me, happy Mad Tea Party!

    Please do come visit my 2 interwoven fairytale inspired stories-

    1. The White Queen as she prepares her Mad Tea Party for her eleven dancing sisters in:

    2. The dancing princesses dancing their way all over the land to reach her Mad Tea Party:

    I look forward to serving you a home made rose macaron or two at my tea party!

  14. What a fun post. Thank you so much. I had a good time.

    Please come visit and enter my giveaways!

  15. Very nice party! I am so glad I was able to make it. Thank you for visiting my party and inviting me!

  16. Hello, Milady Leela! Thanks for the sweet yet mad party! I've been drinking more iced tea now that it's hot. I like to mix jasmine green tea with peach herbal tea. I just boil the water and steep the bags... I add some raw, organic honey while it's still hot - not too much, just enough for a bit of sweet. So refreshing! :-)

  17. The first book's photos look magical. You really have a passion for tea.

    Thank you for inviting me.

  18. Oh my, {Mad} Tea Party books! They all look so delightful and full of great photos. Thanks for visiting my mad party. Happy Unbirthday! ~Michelle

  19. Love teas! And your tea videos. I don't know why I get super addicted to watching videos of people talking about their favourite things.

  20. Books, tea and classy music. Thank you for inviting me to this wonderul afternoon of tea. We are entering a heat wave so I will partake of the iced variety.

  21. I would like to sincerely Thank everyone who has spent time with me here at My Mad Hatter Tea Party 2013!!! Thanks so much for leaving your comments and I will be posting the Giveaway Winner very shortly...stay tuned!
    Much Love,
    Milady Leela

  22. Dena!
    That book looks great! I love the idea have having different themed tea parties for each month!!!

    I loooooove my chai tea, I am watching your video.. You know, I have been looking for a good pumpkin spiced chai tea for the past couple falls, and I couldn't find one anywhere! I will definitely look for the Twinings Pumpkin Chai this year, if i don't see it in the store I will have to order it online!

    I also use my throat coat for my vocal chords! I'm very proned to respiratory infections, and I also use one by Yogi called Breathe Deep, check that out as well! (I actually have to sing tonight, and my throat has been very scratchy the past 2 days, so I'll probably be drinking some throat coat very soon before my gig)

    Also what a lovely giveaway, whoever won that is one lucky gal!
    :-D All this talk of pumpkin spice has me itching for Halloween!!!!
    Lovely post , Also thank you for stopping by my tea party earlier :-)

    Warm Hugs <3

    1. So glad you found a new tea to try Justina after watching the video.. It is really Yummy, in fact I know you will love it! I have also found the throat coat to be very helpful too. Good luck tonight at your Gig and have fun...hope your throat does not get too sore. You must take care of that magical voice of totally Rock, I love ya!!!
      Warm hugs back Love!!!
      P.S. I am super excited about Halloween too..trying to decide on a few costumes.

  23. P.S. The 12 Teas for Christmas gift... THAT is a REALLY cool gift! Go Jimi!