The Art of Taking Tea is a Dinner Time Tea and Talk Hosted by the Lightner Museum. It is an evening of education and entertainment for participants to learn about the development and social customs of ‘taking tea’ – whether Afternoon, High, or a working class dinner tea – while also enjoying period-correct food and service.
“In order to ‘take tea’ properly, one must be educated on the subject of tea and all of the social customs involved. This tea and lecture will help to prepare participants for proper afternoon English teas the Cafe Alcazar will be hosting daily during the exhibition Dressing Downton’, which is coming to the Lightner Museum this fall”, said Lightner Museum Educator and Program Coordinator Elizabeth Graham.
The event will be presented by Ms. Graham in coordination with the Cafe Alcazar. The Garden Club of St. Augustine will assist in educating participants on the proper methods of setting a table and decorating with flowers for such occasions. Teas from Cultivate Tea & Spice Co. will be featured.
Cost for this event is $50 per person which includes an array of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and cakes. Champagne may be purchased for an additional $5 per glass. The event will be held in the historic pool area.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, please click on the event website link.