I’m SO excited to have another afternoon tea at The Oaks Bed & Breakfast here in Sulphur Springs, Texas. If you’re not familiar with this part of Texas, we’re about 80 minutes northeast of Dallas. There aren’t many tea rooms in this part of the world, and those that exist often are more restaurant style than true tea style.
We’re all too happy to get together for a civic clubs or to raise money for a good cause. So, in an effort to bring back socializing for the sake of being with others, I’m promoting the afternoon tea.
This particular one will be on Sunday, June 25th from 3-5pm.
Here are a few things to know about afternoon tea:
- Afternoon teas are informal affairs (meaning you would never wear a tuxedo or evening gown to one). However, there are more formal debutante teas.
- At a tea, most people will generally start with the savory items and work their way to the sweeter ones. There is no rule for this, though, for informal afternoon teas, and you may mix and match as you please.
- Tea should be an experience. The tea should be poured in front of the recipient so they can have the full experience of the steam and aroma from the tea.
- A “high tea” is actually our evening meal. It refers to the high-back chairs. The place setting matches that of a formal dinner, though only the items for a tea are used.
- A “low tea” is a social gathering in a person’s living room or sitting area, referring to the low coffee tables.