Tea and Rock ‘n Roll at the MET 

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Tea and Rock ‘n Roll at the MET 

Sometimes it’s good to play hooky for a special afternoon, which is exactly what happened this week when several of our Three Tomatoes Insiders Club members joined me and tea expert Ellen Easton for a delightful afternoon at the MET.  If you are not an Insiders’ Club member, please join us

Ellen Easton, who is also a contributor to The Three Tomatoes, arranged a very special tea for us in the MET dining room and shared her wonderful expertise on the history of tea, tea drinking, and etiquette too.  We were all enthralled. She also made our beautiful place cards and shared some of her homemade tea treats with us too. After the tea, she escorted several Tomatoes on a curated tour of “tea” items at the MET. And a few of us also popped in to the METS fabulous Instruments of Rock and Roll. 

Here are a few highlights of a delightful afternoon. 

Reva Paul place card and Gold White Chocolate with Reva's Sugar Rose ©Ellen East

Reva Paul Scallop Rose Sugar Cube ©Ellen Easton

Met Tea- Rose Sugar Almonds and Gold Meringue Kisses©Ellen Easton

Met Tea Sandwiches and Scones bright ©Ellen Easton

Ellen's Madeleines

Met Tea Sweets and EE's Rose Almond and Gold Meringue Kiss ©Ellen Easton

One of the many tea paintings at the MET

The Instruments of Rock 'n Roll Exhibit at the Met

Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions(RED WAGON PRESS), an afternoon tea authority, lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included the Waldorf=Astoria, the Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.


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    The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato

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