It's Tea Time... with an Italian Twist

Julie Jurden

Tea SetThere is no better place to be this spring than the Italian islands – with the coastal sea breezes and warm ocean air it is the perfect place to find rejuvenation from the long winter months. Even if you aren’t able to journey to the Italian islands of Sardinia or Capri, bring the ambiance of coastal Italia to your home with an Italian inspired tea party. 

The soul of Italy lies within its romanticism expressed by its lavish and artistic atmosphere. The earthly colors of the coastal shores provide a backdrop of elegance that features greenery and romantic flowers dappled with the sun’s rays.  Keep your decoration authentic to Italian inspiration and set your tables with centerpieces of vibrantly colored bluebells, violets, cornflowers, crocus, jasmine and geranium flowers  - all commonly found on the Italian islands. Or keep it simple with a fragrant rose bouquet coupled with ivy and greenery commonly found in the vineyards of Italy.

Add to the tea party with Italian cuisine including traditional delights such as cannoli, tiramisu, pizelles, biscotti or amaretto cookies. For particularly warm days you could also serve a frozen gelato or cool limoncello. 

For beverages you can offer an array of choices – a traditional black tea, perhaps a freshly squeezed juice or piping hot cup of espresso. Whatever you offer, the perfect exclamation point to this authentic Italian tea party is the dishware from Modigliani. Inspired by the rich traditions and artistry of Italian ceramics, the Olive TeapotFesta Latte Cup and Saucer or Frutta Laccata Espresso Cup and Saucer pieces are sure to add to the authentic and romantic feel of your tea party.

The smells of the decadent Italian pastries, the beauty of the native Italian flowers adorning the tables along with the stunning serving pieces from Modigliani will make any Italian tea party a true success.

Selected tea, latte and espresso products will be 25% off so visit the Modigliani website and let your Italian tea party planning begin! And as they say in Italian, “Buona Gironata!” (“Have a good day!”).

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