In her delightful baok, Jane Pettigrew presents an array of tempting tea-time recipes from Britain's National Trust properties, such as Plum Loaf, Cut and Come Again Cake, Herb Bread, Cherry Scones, Almond Apricot Shortcake, Ripon Christmas Bread, and Chelsea Buns. She has also discovered numerous examples of curious and ornate teaware as well as tales of bizarre tea parties, such as the one at which all the guests were treated to a haircut by the local postman. Jane Pettigrew, an authority on tea and tea history, is also the author of "Tea, Tea and Infusion, Coffee, From Grandmother with Love, Juicing It!, "and "In the Victorian Kitchen."
Jane Pettigrew became involved in the world of tea after opening her teashop 'Tea-Time' in Clapham in 1983. She is author of Traditional Teatime Recipes and Tea Classified. She speaks at conferences around the world and appears regularly on television and radio. She lives in London.