While social formalities were reportedly easing a little by the 1930’s, hosting an afternoon tea still required some rules of etiquette to be observed.
And in her widely acclaimed book Etiquette and Entertaining, Lady Troubridge offers advice for the hostess on the subject of afternoon tea. Importantly she makes the point that “drawing-room tea is […]
Tea in the Garden
More and more we all realise the benefits of sunshine and open air for our health and happiness, and when we do hear the insistent call of the garden we must not forget our less fortunate friends. The mere fact of eating in the open air is in itself moat exhilarating, […]
A tea party is probably the simplest and certainly the most inexpensive method of entertaining. It can very from a small cosy tea around the fire, especially enjoyed by the ladies, to a buffet tea held in the garden for a tennis party or summer birthday.
Afternoon tea is usually served in the lounge, or […]
Afternoon tea is placed in the drawing room on a trolley or tea table. The hostess pours out the tea and the guests (male if there are any) help to hand round the foodstuffs. Thin bread and butter, dainty sandwiches, scones, buns and cakes are served to tea. Tiny tea napkins, a plate and perhaps […]