Everyday Teatime: Afternoon Tea for Busy People

gerijetertea1What do you do if you want to have your friends over for tea, but are far too busy to pretend that you are a set dresser on Downton Abbey? The answer: Keep it simple. People in the U.K. drink tea all the time and generally don’t bother fussing too much about it. Just a few friends, a combo of easy homemade and store-bought accompaniments, mugs, and a teapot. After all, it really is all about getting together, isn’t it?

Join the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen and Geri Jeter for some tips and tricks so you can throw your own simply fabulous tea.


Ex-dancer and NASCAR fan Geri Jeter is an editor, writer, and graduate gemologist. These days, she copyedits for various corporate clients and tell’s about her family’s adventures in Ecuador and other travel good times on her blog. Geri has contributed dance articles and book reviews for the California Literary Review and wrote for the Las Vegas Weekly news magazine on dance, theater, community issues, classical music/opera, and food and drink. She also was the editor and chief writer for Las Vegas La Voce News Magazine, an Italian-American lifestyle monthly, and Spectra, the quarterly magazine for the American Gem Society.
Geri has been a freelance copy editor for over 15 years. Oh, and she’s married to K. W. Jeter.

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