I’ve always been fond of high-tea and everything that this particular dining experience brings to the table (I love using that phrase!) The sandwiches are the perfect combination of sweet & savory ingredients, along with unique pairings of exciting flavors. The little guys are stacked beautifully on a 3-tier tower and are accompanied by a pot of your favorite tea… who wouldn’t love this?!
With high-tea on my mind, I decided to make 3 of my favorite little tea sandwiches for a friend’s potluck picnic happening this weekend. The ingredients aren’t expensive and the preparation process was very simple so I don’t really have a “recipe” for you guys… but I do have this amazing list of 50 tea sandwiches to share with you!
Peanut Butter & Banana
whole wheat bread, sliced
banana, thinly sliced
creamy peanut butter – I liked to use Skippy
Spread the peanut butter on one side of both slices of the bread, and pile on the banana slices (I go a little crazy here because I love banana, but feel free to do as much as you like). Close the sandwich and slice into 4 squares with, or without the crusts on.
Cucumber & Basil
white sandwich bread, sliced
english cucumbers, thinly sliced
fresh basil leaves
3 tsp whipped butter – I used a little more butter since I was making a larger quantity
parsley, fresh or dried
a couple of dashes of lime juice
garlic salt & pepper, to taste
In a small bowl combine the butter, avocado, parsley, garlic salt & pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are incorporated well, into a smooth-ish spread. Apply the spread onto one side of both slices of bread, and layer the cucumber slices on. Sprinkle lightly with pepper and place the basil leaves on top. Close the sandwich and slice into 4 squares with, our without, the crusts on.
Ham & Brie
deli low sodium ham, thinly sliced – I prefer the Boars Head brand
brie, sliced length ways
medium pretzel roll
Spread the dijon mustard on the inside of a split pretzel roll. Place one slice of brie on the bread, then pile the deli ham and close the sandwich. Slice into 5 pieces.
Serve each sandwich with your favorite cup of tea & enjoy!