Teatime Etiquette for Hosts and Guests

Given that afternoon tea is a 180-year-old tradition, its rules of etiquette are rooted in history and polite society manners. Below is our guide for today’s afternoon tea host and guest, with 7 simple teatime etiquette suggestions for each, to ensure a smooth, gentile afternoon tea experience for all. 7 Tea Etiquette Tips for Hosts … Read more

4 Ways to Brew Tea for Your Tea Party

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From decorating the tea table to preparing the afternoon tea menu, there is plenty a host needs to do to get ready before guests arrive. Using one of four methods to brew and easily serve a larger quantity of tea will help simplify your to-do list, as well as allow you to concentrate on having … Read more

10 Teas to Serve at a Traditional English Afternoon Tea

When planning a traditional afternoon tea, majestic visions of iconic London tearooms — at Claridge’s, Harrod’s, Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz — come to mind. Serving high quality teas that have been enjoyed in England for hundreds of years will help recreate the refinement of these renowned British tea services. The range of teas … Read more