Book Review: Master Tea Room Recipes


Master Tea Room Recipes by Amy Lawrence

Master Tea Room Recipes by Amy Lawrence

Master Tea Room Recipes: Large recipes perfect for Tearooms, Caterers and Social Groups

by Amy Lawrence

“My advice to you is to be creative when you’re planning your menu. You never know what new sandwich or dessert you will invent. Experiment until you find what works for you.”


Based on her six years of experience owning a Btitish-style tearoom in Northern California, Amy Lawrence created the book she needed as a resource for other tea room owners and anyone preparing large quantities of the traditional teatime fare. Want to know the fastest way to caramelize ten pounds of onions for quiche? How to make a no-fail, microwave version of Lemon Curd? Or how to keep hundreds of sandwiches moist without becoming soggy overnight?

Master Tea Room Recipes also reveals some proven tips on organizing, prep and storage. It’s not just the advice, thirty-seven tea sandwich recipes and sixteen scone recipes that make this a useful tool. It’s the presentation.

“My cooks needed the doubled and tripled recipes printed with oversize type fonts and copied on single sheets so that they could post the recipes at eye-level while they worked.”

Solving that problem, the pages from Master Tea Room Recipes can be copied directly from the book or printed from the companion CD.


Amy Lawrence began researching and training with industry professionals in 2002 and opened her tea room, Afternoon To Remember, in Newcastle, CA in 2003. After moving with her family to Seattle, WA in 2010 she has expanded to include her own line of products and services available both
retail and wholesale.

Published by ATR Publishing

Reviewed by Babette Donaldson

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Babette Donaldson

About Babette Donaldson

Babette Donaldson is the author of the newly published, Everything Healthy Tea (Adams Media) and the series of tea-themed storybooks, The Emma Lea (Blue Gate Books. She has a BA in Creative Writing and in Ceramic Art from San Francisco State University. During her graduate work in ceramics she was introduced to world of tea. “Interpret Teapot” was a frequent assignment requiring research into the worldwide history and culture of tea. Studies of the leaf and brew were the logical net steps. “When I discovered the health benefits, I decided to devote my time to popularizing tea with children. I would like them to discover alternatives to canned sodas and thrive on tea gatherings with their families.” Tea Suite was her first tea business, creating a non-profit tea fundraising program supporting art education in schools.