Indulge in a Week-Long Extravaganza of Afternoon Tea Bliss

Welcome, tea enthusiasts and lovers of all things elegant and refined! Get ready to embark on a journey through time and tradition as we delve into the enchanting world of afternoon tea. From its humble beginnings in 19th-century England to its global popularity today, afternoon tea has captivated hearts and palates for generations. Join us as we celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, a week-long extravaganza of tea, treats, and timeless elegance, taking place from August 12 to August 18, 2024.

The History of Afternoon Tea: Our journey begins with a glimpse into the past, where we uncover the origins of afternoon tea. Picture the year 1840, when the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell, found herself longing for sustenance during the long stretch between lunch and dinner. Thus, the concept of afternoon tea was born – a delightful reprieve from the hunger pangs, featuring tea paired with savory sandwiches and sweet cakes. Over time, afternoon tea evolved into a beloved social occasion, graced by the presence of none other than Queen Victoria herself. Today, this cherished tradition is enjoyed by tea lovers around the world, from London to Scranton and beyond.

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The Menu: Now, let’s tantalize your taste buds with a peek at the mouthwatering menu for our afternoon tea celebrations. Picture a spread of finger foods, including classic cucumber sandwiches, delicate smoked salmon and dill, and indulgent egg salad. But the real stars of the show? Our sweet treats, featuring heavenly lemon drizzle cake, sumptuous Victoria sponge, and an array of assorted macarons. And of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without freshly baked scones, served with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Wash it all down with a selection of black, green, and herbal teas, or add a touch of sparkle with a glass of champagne – the choice is yours!

“Drag Me to Brunch” Extravaganza: But wait, there’s more! On August 18, we’re turning up the excitement with our “Drag Me to Brunch” extravaganza, where tea meets entertainment in the most fabulous way possible. Join us at 5pm for a dazzling display of drag performances, adding an extra layer of glamour and fun to your afternoon tea celebrations. And for those feeling creative, stick around from 5pm to 7:30pm to contribute to a stunning mural celebrating diversity and unity. It’s an inclusive art project that promises to be a highlight of the event, so don’t miss out!

As we raise our teacups to toast to tradition and togetherness, we invite you to join us for a week of elegance, creativity, and camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned tea aficionado or new to the world of afternoon tea, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during Afternoon Tea Week. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to sip, savor, and celebrate in style. After all, there’s nothing quite like the timeless charm of afternoon tea!

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