Tea Etiquette Class
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Why tea etiquette? Simply put, afternoon tea is one of the fastest-growing trends in America and continues to be popular around the world.
Afternoon tea conjures up feelings of elegance and gentility along with the endearing quality of being a most civilized ceremony. At tea, we are faced with an opportunity to observe courtesies, boast an attitude of consideration, and utilize utensils to the very best of our ability.
This class is created to bring the fascinating history and customs surrounding the tea ceremony to life. The course will enhance your ability to put on the kettle, pour yourself a cup of tea into your precious heirloom teacup, and explore the world of tea etiquette. Graceful dining manners and other useful techniques and information about this favorite pastime will prove to be an investment that will last a lifetime. Tea, mini scones and cookies will be provided.
Ms. Bernadette Petrotta, an author and small business owner, will be the presenter. In 1996 she founded the Polite Society School of Etiquette with a mission to educate people of all ages in customary codes of conduct, dining principles, and basic social skills. Polite Society School of Etiquette offers a variety of courses on etiquette and tutelage at speaking engagements, school seminars, private dinners, and specialty tea events.
She has been featured in Tea Time and Texas Tea & Travel and has also been a highlighted speaker at the Annual Northwest Tea Festival, Annual Victoria Tea Festival, Annual Northwest Women's Show, and Designs for Dining Fund Raiser. Ms. Petrotta has published three volumes in her Etiquette Series, which will be available for purchase after the class.