Book: Afternoon Tea is the New Happy Hour


Looking for a little more peace in your day? It’s teatime!

Afternoon tea is more than a meal – it’s a moment, an aesthetic, a pose. From dainty parlor events to modern-day bars, tea has created its own happy hour for millennia. Today, it offers the soul-restoring time-out we need in a busy world.


Whether you lean vintage or modern, whether you love a chatty teabag tag or prefer no-strings-attached, bestselling cookbook author Gail Greco has a wildly creative collection of tea-time ideas for you. Afternoon Tea Is the New Happy Hour includes easy-to-follow recipes for sandwiches, dips, scones, breads, cakes, and, of course – tea. This colorful guide includes tips on how to brew, blend, spice, and savor everything from mocktails after work to apple hibiscus tea paired with pizza cupcakes at the best tea-tasting party on the block.


As Gail eloquently reminds us, tea is the most popular and powerful beverage in the world. Sip by sip, tea delivers that breathe-easy, no-worries, soothing feel.

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About the Author

Inspired by teas and new ways to serve them, Gail Greco wrote and photographed the 75+ recipes in her third book on tea, Afternoon Tea is the New Happy Hour.

A two-time award-winning news journalist, Gail also writes about food and home lifestyles. She has authored 16 cookbooks, plus edited and produced many for chefs, organizations, and home cooks. She wrote, directed, and produced hundreds of original social media recipe videos for DuPont Non-Stick Cookware Surfaces and for Boar’s Head Deli Provisions. She was executive food editor for the Discovery Channel’s World Class Cuisine TV series where she advanced her cooking craft under the world’s top chefs.

And Gail was executive producer and host of her own PBS TV series, Country Inn Cooking with Gail Greco, which won a James Beard Best TV Food Journalism award. She was East Coast field editor of Romantic Homes Magazine and has written for national publications, including Country Home, Coastal Living, and Victorian Homes. And she taught journalism at the State University of New York (SUNY). With one hand on the keyboard and with the other holding a teacup, she works by the balmy Gulf waters of southwest Florida and on a mountain peak in western North Carolina.

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 8.75 × 7 × .75 in


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