- Laura Doughty
Tea for Two (or MORE!)
Tea & Tasties was a big success!! Thank you to all who came by and spent time with us. We always enjoy your company!!
We received such great feedback and requests that we are going to host Tea & Tasties on a monthly basis. Look for it the 3rd Thursday of each month (as a rule).
As usual, Mrs. Pat will pull together her best and most favorite recipes for these special occasions. We’ll be serving the organic teas from Numi, which are the perfect compliment to her yummy tasties.
All are welcome to this Tea & Tasties and we encourage making reservations. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat so many people in your life. How about an Office Party – treat your staff for the afternoon, why not reserve the whole room for one day!! Not only are you giving back to your staff and creating a great experience for them, but you’ll be giving back to a great organization – #likeagirl movement, with 10% of the proceeds from Tea & Tasties going back to this cause sponsored by the Mayfield Graves Co. Tourism Commission. It’s the perfect chance to create a special memory for Mom’s and Daughter’s or Dad’s and their little girls. No matter what the reason or for no reason at all, it’s a good idea – we can all use a little more sweetness in the middle of the afternoon, right?!?!
CELEBRATING PURE TEA
Mrs. Pat picked the perfect teas for this afternoon gathering. At Numi, they let nature speak for itself, hand-picking premium organic teas and herbs and blending them with only real fruits, flowers and spices. Since they use real ingredients and high quality teas & herbs (not tea dust or fannings), there is no need to apply “natural” flavorings or fragrances to create flavor. This means you can pronounce the ingredients, know exactly what you’re sipping and savor true gifts of nature.
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James
THE HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of Tea & Tasties!!