Tea Etiquette

Day & Time: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Discussion on the brief history of tea which includes how tea began in China and spread to Europe and America, The Boston Tea Party, Anna Maria Stanhope (The Duchess of Bedford), Queen Victoria’s role in taking tea, and more;

Instruction on styles of tea service such as High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Low Tea, The Elevenses and more;
Demonstration on enjoying an afternoon at a teahouse or a friend’s home which includes making an entrance, introducing yourself and others, information on wearing gloves, how to handshake properly, how to take your seat at the table, and knowledge of where to place your purse, briefcase, eyeglasses and eyeglass case;
Information on how to be a gracious hostess which includes invitation protocol, how to set a buffet tea table, how to set an intimate tea tray, and how to serve tea properly;

Demonstration of Continental and American dining, dessert dining with a fork and spoon, and dining with a cup and saucer.