Timeless Tips for Hosting Afternoon Tea

Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple gathering of good friends, who can resist an invitation to afternoon tea? A time-honored ritual, steeped in tradition and an air of elegance, people around the world have gathered for afternoon tea since the mid-nineteenth century. As the story goes, the Duchess of Bedford originally established the practice, within societal circles, of pairing the popular beverage with light fare to ward off hunger pangs in the hours between meals. Soon afterward, The Langham Hotel in London became the first establishment to serve afternoon tea to guests and continues to be known for its lavish tea settings to this day. When hosting your own afternoon tea, you may choose to make it a formal affair or a casual get-together. ¬†As long as you […]

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