Traditional Cucumber Tea Sandwich
This favorite is one that is yummy anytime. Enjoy with a cup of one of our premium black teas.
  • English cucumber
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh basil
  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • thin white bread (we use Pepperidge Farms)

  • Using a food processor, chop up basil. Add remaining ingredients except cucumber. Chill over night.
    Slice cucumber very thin, sprinkle with sea salt, place flat between paper towels. Squeeze and pull moisture from cucumbers.
    Butter white bread, spread with cream cheese mixture, layer with cucumbers. Top with another slice of bread that is buttered and has a light layer of the cream cheese mixture. Cut off crusts. Cut sandwich into desired shape. Enjoy with a cup of tea!