Is it ‘scone’ as in stone or ‘scone’ as in gone? Jam then cream, or cream then jam? Do you put your milk in first or last to the teacup? And what do you call it: tea? Afternoon tea? Cream tem?
Enjoy the most English of pastimes whilst finding out about its history, etiquette and customs from the UK's leading etiquette coach, William Hanson.
Afternoon tea can be a minefield of manners, but after this most elegant and educational of experiences you’ll know all the answers and never worry again.
As you relax in the eau de nil splendour of one of central London’s best tea salons, Fortnum and Mason, you will hear the tinkling notes of a grand piano which underscores William's knowledge and guidance in the quirky nuances of English etiquette.
You are guaranteed to laugh and learn the colourful history of tea, cakes, scones and sandwiches.
Not only will the finer points of afternoon tea etiquette be demystified but you will also enjoy a ‘tearista’ experience, where one of Fortnum and Mason’s trained tea aficionados will offer rare and exclusive teas for all guests to sample and enjoy.
All guests will receive a signed copy of William's best-selling book, The Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette, which has been dubbed 'an essential social satnav'. [Price includes full afternoon tea, tuition and book.]