Easy Afternoon Tea Tips For Your Next Tea

If you’re hosting a tea, these simple to download or print Afternoon Tea Tea Tips will help you create a memorial, simple and beautiful tea.

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Henry James in “The Portrait of a Lady” wrote:

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Afternoon tea is a pleasant hour where one can gather with friends, have respite and enjoy light, beautiful foods, company, and conversation.

While hosting, creating, and inviting friends or associates for tea can seem daunting, perhaps even scary at times, I’ve created a few easy tip sheets to help you along the way.

Here you will find tips on all things tea-related; from the serving order of afternoon tea to making tea sandwiches ahead, which tea to brew, and even how to pour tea.

Etiquette

Much of life has become casual and simple, and that isn’t a bad thing. But there are times when one simply wants to know how to do something properly. Guardrails and boundaries can be comforting too.

Emily Post wrote in “The True Meaning of Etiquette:

“I wish that those whose minds are focused on precise obedience to every precept would ask themselves: ‘What is the purpose of this rule? Does it help to make life pleasanter? Does it help the social machinery run more smoothly? Does it add to beauty? Is it essential to the code of good taste or to ethics? If it serves any of these purposes it is a rule to be cherished; but if it serves no helpful purpose, it is certainly not worth taking very seriously.”

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Afternoon Tea Tips

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Seasons of Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Afternoon Tea all year long from winter to summer, autumn, and spring.

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