The Queen is Coming to Tea + Iced Tea Recipe

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If you have a young Queen-wannabe in your house like I do then you might want to consider this new book, The Queen is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding.

Keep reading for an Iced Tea Recipe!

The Queen is Coming to Tea - a book for Young "Royalty" + Iced Tea Recipe

The Queen is Coming to Tea

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2017
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Constranze von Kitzing
$16.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 9781492607571


When Ellie finds out the Queen is coming to tea, she snaps to attention! With her best friend, Langley the Elephant, Ellie travels to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to make sure they have everything they need for tea with the Queen. But will the Queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the Queen?

Our Review

My 3 year old Queen was super excited to see this book that came in the mail just for her (her words.) Queen Aria approves of this book. She loves anything royalty and walks around telling anyone that she’s in charge. When I asked her to pass me my book she corrected me and told me it was her book.

The story starts with Ellie getting a notice that the Queen would like to come to tea from the Queen’s footman. She agrees but rushes off to the far reaches of the world to find the perfect cake, tea, lemons and dress before she is ready.

There is a cute surprise/revelation at the end of the book but it did involve a little explaining to my 3 year old. The book is recommended for 4-8 though so an older child would be just fine.

One small thing and a child probably wouldn’t notice or care but I was a little confused when Ellie goes to ask for a tutu and then afterwards is wearing a ball gown.

The illustrations are adorable, Contanze did a great job. I can be picky with my children’s illustrators but I’d love to read more books illustrated by Constanze.

The Queen is Coming to Tea Page 8-9 Art

About the Author and Illustrator:

LINDA LODDING is originally from New York, but has spent the past fifteen years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Visit her at

After finishing her studies, CONSTANZE VON KITZING worked in the cover department at Der Spiegel. She now works as a freelance illustrator, teaches, and runs an art shop in Cologne, Germany, where she lives with her family.

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe *photo not of recipe*

Peach Mango White Iced Tea Recipe

**Photo above NOT of recipe

4 Cups Water
3 White Tea Bags
1 Peach
½ Cup Chopped Frozen Mango
1 tbsp. sugar plus Sugar to Taste

Boil the 6 cups of water; remove from heat
Steep the tea bags about 5 minutes; remove bags and allow tea to cool to room temperature
Add chopped peaches and mango to a mixing bowl and mix with sugar; let fruit soften
Place fruit in pitcher and pour cooled tea on top; add sugar to taste and stir
Chill and serve

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