Debrett’s Tea Experience
Please email OllyWalker@debretts.co.uk or phone 020 3786 7420 for information or to book.
Afternoon tea is a uniquely British institution – which other nation could engage in heated debate over the correct order of tea and milk, or cream and jam? – and Debrett’s now offers a Tea Experience for experts, enthusiasts and novices alike. Enjoy a traditional tea at a London hotel with a Debrett’s expert on-hand to guide you through the history and formalities of this time-honoured ritual, as well as the correct way of serving tea, finger sandwiches and accompaniments.
Enjoy tea at a London hotel with a Debrett’s expert on-hand to guide you through the history and formalities
The ritual of tea taken with cakes and sandwiches is widely believed to have been initiated by the Duchess of Bedford in the 1840s to ward off ‘that sinking feeling’ in the afternoon. For six years now, a designated Afternoon Tea Week has been marked in August, but we’re in favour of celebrating this 200-year-old tradition all year round.