Can you guess what the top two scone flavors are amongst tea drinkers?
As a business owner that makes and blends tea for a living, one could can imagine I'm in quite a few different tea groups. When I polled all of these groups to see what their favorite treats were, to eat with their tea, they came back with a two resounding answers.
Lavender Lemon Scones and Orange Cranberry Scones.
We decided we had to take these traditional and popular scone flavors into our farm kitchen and give them a little real, whole food make over. The result was fabulous! So fabulous we decided we would share it!
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Scones are the quintessential tea time pairing. It's like trying to eat a burger without having fries. There are of course other well known treats like short bread cookies which I think come in at a close second. But scones, lemon curd and clotted cream with tea, is as traditional as it comes.
There are so many lovely scone recipes from lavender lemon, to savory scones, gluten free scones, to a whole host of delicious farmhouse style scones.
When it comes to fall though, these orange cranberry scones are a must have!
Light and fluffy, these cranberry scones serve up great! Whether you own a tea house or your having guests to your own home for afternoon tea.
They pair fabulously with many different kinds of teas. No matter if you are an earl grey fan, a bold and spicy chai fan, English or Irish Breakfast tea. There are also several herbal teas that pair fabulously with these cranberry scones. Our Coastal Cranberry Spice Herbal Tea adds more warming and spicy cranberri-ness. La Pine Licorice provides a delicate, but naturally sweet pairing and Prudent Pumpkin Spice adds some more seasonal flare.
Don't forget the perfect savory pairings for this fall tea menu! Some Tea Infused Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are just the thing! Filled with more cranberry and hibiscus goodness along with savory turkey and spices. These finger food slash appetizers are a fabulous addition.
For the sweets rung on the tea time tray, bake up some fabulous Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies. This menu filled with all the lovely spices of fall, along with some precious friends, will make for a fabulous afternoon tea.
If you are looking for a fabulous whole wheat pastry flour for both the Cardamom Cookies and this Orange Cranberry Scone, our favorite is Bob's Red Mill, Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour found here.
But alas, while fall is a great time to have a tea party we must get to baking all the tasty treats! So without further ado, it's time to get these scones in the oven and kick off this fabulous fall celebration!
Tea time is a great time to to reconnect with friends after a busy summer and treat them to these traditional Orange Cranberry Scones. It's time to ring in the season of all things sweet and spiced, and spend time with friends and family! But the gathering season has only just begun. What is your favorite thing to bake this time of year? Let us know in the comments below! Are you a "Pumpkin Spice Everything" person or maybe cranberry or apple?
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