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Tea Vignettes and Romance Stories

In Articles, Culinaria Icons, Culinary Affairs, Tea Etiquette, Uncategorized on September 24, 2016 at 3:22 am


“High” and “low” refer to the height of the table—high for dining, low for parlor furniture.   High tea was a working-class family meal served on a high table at the end of the workday between 5 to 7 pm.  Afternoon tea or low tea, was traditionally an elite social gathering with doilies and dainty foods served between 3-5 pm on low tables.


Quality tea cakes, meticulously crafted by the chefs of Raffles Makati with premium U.S. dried fruits and nuts imported by Dane International #USNuts #USDriedFruits #DaneTeaSalon

Royal Tea: Afternoon tea with a glass of sparkling white Zinfandel by Beringer Vineyards, and carefully crafted sweets using premium U.S. dried fruits and nuts imported by Dane International #DaneTeaSalon #BetterBeckons #BeringerPH #happylivingwine

Chefs, restaurateurs, food journalists and friends gathered once again to have some tea. Guest of Honor Eloisa Klecheski acknowledged the good efforts of  Aida Garcia and Elaine Gatchalian of Dane International,  Kathy Yao Santos of Happy Living, and Vicky Choi of PTC Commercial.

Thoughtfully selected menu featuring the best dried fruits and nuts, delectable sausages, and beautiful wines from the United States.

Friends joined one of the afternoon tea salon games—Name that Romantic Tune

There are “tea-centric” variations you can adapt when hosting afternoon tea.

Bridge Teas. Custom dictates bridge games begin at 1 pm followed by casual or elaborate tea at 3 pm.

Cream Tea. Very light—scones, Devonshire cream and preserves.

Light Tea. afternoon Tea excluding assorted sandwiches and savories.

Luncheon a la afternoon Tea. Ah, the best of both worlds so as not to forsake teatime. Many establishments wisely offer afternoon tea menus during luncheon hours.

Strawberry Tea. Traditionally served during spring and summer, with fresh strawberries, whole or sliced, with Devonshire cream and granulated, brown or confectionery sugar.

Tea Dance or Thé Dansant (French, literally dancing tea) is an afternoon or early-evening dance among women of leisure and men of prominence. The fashion was as elaborate as the music, from Ragtime, Tango to the Charleston. Special china porcelain with a gold border was created to celebrate the popularity of the Tango Teas.

Always a pleasure to design Afternoon Tea Salon events for Dane International Commodities.  #DaneTeaSalon

Etiquette de Manille designs Afternoon Tea events with etiquette instruction. #teavignettes #romancestories #teaetiquettebyPauliAntoine #PauliAntoine #EtiquettedeManille


“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”  ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady