“Taking Tea” began as a ritualized gathering introduced in Great Britain during the early 1840s. The “Tea” evolved into a light repast to stem the hunger and anticipation of the evening meal which was traditionally served around 8:00 p.m. High tea or Formal Tea is so called, because the tea meal was taken at a table. In comparison, Afternoon Tea was conveyed while seated in low, comfortable chairs or sofas. Discover the secrets of creating and executing your own formal tea for any occasion, for friends, family and fellow enthusiasts. This class will demystify and enhance your understanding of this wildly popular trend. Learn how the Victorian tea evolved into a comprehensive art form; simple but not shabby, gorgeous but not vulgar. Class size is limited. Register today.