Macarons Tea with Hannah Tunnicliffe

A novel of longing, desire, hope and discovery, The Colour of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe weaves a portrait of Grace, a young woman who lives both in the past and present in the quest for a new future.

This afternoon Books to Cooks was tranformed into a tea house with Barbara-jo presiding at the urn and author Hannah Tunnicliffe at the podium reading a moving passage from The Colour of Tea. Guests enjoyed steaming cups of Barbara-jo blend tea and a delightful selection of custom-made macarons from Thierry Patisserie. Inspired by the book, pastry chef Thierry Busset drew on the macaron titled chapters to design three flavours specific to today's event: tart mango with buttercream, white chocolate with lemon rind and cinnamon, espresso and dark chocolate with gold leaf.