Tea and Etiquette

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Capital Books, 2002 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
Afternoon tea is one of the fastest-growing trends in America. Hotels, country inns, and tearooms are reviving this most relaxing repast. The customs and courtesies associated with serving tea are new to many Americans eager to use tea as an alternative to the business lunch or dinner, or as a special event. This book, written by one of America's foremost authorities on etiquette and protocol, is a fanciful, but correct, guide to the pleasures of tea at home and for business purposes. Etiquette is the tapestry woven throughout this delightful book which aims to inform and amuse the novice and the connoisseur. Step-by-step guidelines include the history and legends of tea, hosting an afternoon tea at home, brewing the perfect pot of tea and serving it with aplomb, going out to tea in tearooms, restaurants and hotels, a complete guide to being a great host or guest during this pleasant alternative to the business lunch or dinner.

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This blue softbound is the 2002 edition. An updated and richly illustrated 2009 edition is now available with hardcover and black jacket from Benjamin Press.

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This is an excellent book by one of the ORIGINAL etiquette experts, Dorothea Johnson. Besides all of the practical hints for having a "proper" afternoon tea, the book contains amazing tea recipes. Kudos to Anil Sanghera, for providing an amazing chair recipe.


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