Afternoon Tea is one of the fastest-growing social events in America today. While countless books have been published about tea as a beverage, little has been written about the etiquette surrounding the tea meal. Dorothea Johnson, founder of The Protocol School of Washington®, joins American tea master Bruce Richardson in writing this classic field guide filled with advice that will help you plan your next social or business tea event.
This contemporary resource unravels the system of rules for the ritualized exchange of courtesies at a tea gathering so you can enjoy its amenities with confidence. Dorothea will help you avoid an embarrassing tea faux pas while Bruce teaches you how to make the perfect cup of tea. Forget about all those raised pinkies -- teatime can be gracious without being pretentious.
Topics include: Tea History, Hosting an Afternoon Tea at Home, Guest Duties at a Social Tea, Going Out to Tea, Business Etiquette and Tea, Making Introductions, Brewing Tea, Tea and Health, Tea Recipes