Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwiches Recipe

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Cucumber finger sandwiches are a classic afternoon tea recipe. In this easy cucumber tea sandwich recipe, fresh mint provides a cooling flavor, making it an ideal choice for summertime afternoon tea parties or for picnics.

During warm weather, try these cucumber-mint tea sandwiches with an iced mint tea. I recommend this iced mint green tea recipe or this mint Arnold Palmer recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1 loaf white bread (such as buttermilk bread)
  • 1 thinly sliced English cucumber (peeling is optional)
  • Leaves from 2 large sprigs fresh mint (chopped or whole)
  • Softened butter
  • (Optional) Lemon juice, to taste
  • (Optional) Salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. For every two slices of bread, spread both slices evenly and thinly with butter.
  2. Cover one side of the sandwich with sliced cucumber in one to two layers.
  3. Add a thin layer of fresh mint.
  4. Season with lemon juice, salt and/or pepper.
  5. Put the slices together, cut off the crusts and slice the sandwich diagonally two times to create four triangle finger sandwiches.