The Art and Etiquette of English Afternoon Tea Program

english teaAs Henry James so eloquently noted in The Portrait of a Lady, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

In The Art and Etiquette of English Afternoon Tea Program, you’ll learn the essentials necessary for hosting and/or partaking in the sophisticated ceremony of English afternoon tea. Our European Etiquette Specialist will conduct the program in your home or at another venue of your choice.

The Art and Etiquette of English Afternoon Tea Program modules include the following:

  • The history and tradition of afternoon tea
  • Tea types
  • Forms of service and their differences
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Cream Tea
    • Royal Tea
    • High Tea
  • Preparation
  • Traditional recipes
  • What to wear
  • Hostess and Guest duties
  • Tea Etiquette
    • Who pours the tea
    • Serving steps
    • Holding the cup
    • Conversation

This Course is also available for our Young Diplomats (4-7 years old). If you are interested in this youth program, please contact us for detailed information.

For additional information on any of our etiquette programs, give us a call at one of our four locations listed below.

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