Top Tips For a Successful Morning Tea

Hosting a morning tea should be fun for you as well as your guests. Take the stress out of the big event with these tops tips from Janelle Bloom!

  1. Keep it casual: While flowers always add a special touch to the table, for the biggest morning tea I like to gather fresh cut herbs and flowers from my garden and arrange them in clean tins and position them all over the table. Often my friends then take them home.
  2. Tea doesn’t have to be hot: Even though winter is approaching May can offer up a beautiful Autumn day, let’s hope so this year. Whether it does or not I always serve up big jugs of fruity ginger, lemon and mint iced tea. Brew strong ginger & lemon infusion and let it cool. Pour into a jug, add slices fresh lemon, lime and ginger, a handful freshly washed mint and blueberries.  Fill with ice cubes and serve.
  3. Finishing touch: Just before my guests leave, I bring out a small homemade gift (like cups filled with cinnamon crusted nuts & pretzels; chocolate dipped marshmallows; homemade truffles) to say thanks for the great company and generosity. But on the tray is a ‘Piggy Bank’ or empty jar that I ask for one final donation- empty purse or pockets of coins. It can raise quite a bit.

Planning on hosting your own morning tea party this year? Try your hand at Janelle's delicious Upside Down Mushroom Tart and impress even the fussiest of guests.

Register today and receive a free morning tea host kit - visit or call 1300 65 65 85. For more information about reducing your risk of cancer, visit or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.

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