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5 Tasty Takes on the Tea Sandwich

Tea Sandwiches

It’s officially back-to-school season, and September has us thinking about sandwiches here at Brit HQ. If you’re looking for a way to upgrade a brown bag lunch, we’ve got five tasty tea sandwiches that are way better than your plain PB&J. Bonus: you can make each one in under 5 minutes. You can cut them into fun shapes for the kiddos, too. Here are five quick and easy takes on the ultimate finger food.

Watercress + Herbed Butter
Watercress gives this simple sandwich a peppery bite. You can make your own herbed butter, or buy it already prepared at a specialty store.

Watercress + Herbed Butter Tea Sandwich

Ingredients:
- watercress
- herbed butter
- sliced white bread

Instructions:
1. Spread herbed butter on each slice of bread. Place a handful of watercress on one of the slices. Top with remaining bread slice.
2. Trim the crusts. Cut into triangles.

Watercress + Herbed Butter Tea Sandwich

Spread the herbed butter on your bread. Top with watercress. Trim the crusts, and slice into triangles.

Manchego + Quince Paste
If you haven’t tried quince paste before (also known as Membrillo), this sandwich is the perfect place to start.

Manchego + Quince Paste Tea Sandwich

Ingredients:
- manchego cheese
- quince paste
- sliced seed bread

Instructions:
1. Spread quince paste on each slice of bread. Fill with several slices of cheese.
2. Trim the crusts. Cut into rectangles.

Manchego + Quince Paste Tea Sandwich

Spread the quince paste on each slice of bread. Top with cheese. Trim the crusts, and slice!

Roast Beef + Horseradish
Roast beef and horseradish are a classic combination, just be careful not to overdo it with the horseradish—it packs a punch!

Roast Beef + Horseradish Tea Sandwich

Ingredients:
- sliced roast beef
- horseradish
- sliced wheat bread

Instructions:
1. Spread horseradish on each slice of bread. Fill with several slices of roast beef.
2. Trim the crusts. Cut into triangles.

Roast Beef + Horseradish Tea Sandwich

Spread horseradish on each slice of bread. Top with roast beef. Trim the crusts and cut into triangles.

Ham + Whole Grain Mustard
Who doesn’t love a ham sandwich? Rye bread and whole grain mustard kick this classic up a notch.

Ham + Whole Grain Mustard Tea Sandwich

Ingredients:
- sliced ham
- whole grain mustard
- sliced rye bread

Instructions:
1. Spread mustard on each slice of bread. Fill with several slices of ham.
2. Trim the crusts.

Ham + Whole Grain Mustard Tea Sandwich

Spread mustard on your bread. Top with ham. Trim the crusts.

Blueberry + Lemon
Don’t forget about dessert! This lemon and blueberry sandwich is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Blueberry + Lemon Curd Tea Sandwich

Ingredients:
- blueberries
- lemon curd
- sliced brioche bread

Instructions:
1. Spread lemon curd on each slice of bread. Arrange blueberries on one of the slices. Top with remaining bread slice.
2. Trim the crusts. Cut into squares.

Blueberry + Lemon Curd Tea Sandwich

Spread lemon curd on brioche. Top with blueberries. Trim the crusts, and slice.

Tea Sandwiches

Don’t these look delicious? They’re perfect for lunch on-the-go or for finger food at your next party.

What are your favorite finger foods? Let us know in the comments below!

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