The 2015 Holiday Victorian Tea at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will be held on December 19, with seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $16 per person or $13 for members of the Heritage Museum.
The popular Christmastime event features light refreshments and a variety of teas. Also, participants will learn about tea etiquette, the history of Victorian Tea and its holiday tradition. It is fun for all ages!
To make your reservations for the morning or afternoon Holiday Victorian Tea, call the Heritage Museum at (850) 678-2615. Space is limited. Reservations required.
If you become a member of the museum and have never been a member, you will receive a discount on the cost of the Victorian Tea or, for some memberships, free admission. Call the museum for details.
The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is located at 115 Westview Ave. in Valparaiso.
Here’s a bit of tea etiquette for you courtesy of whatscookingamerica.net:
Holding a Tea Cup:
- In order for one not to spill the hot liquid onto oneself, the proper way to hold the vessel of a cup with no handle is to place one’s thumb at the six o’clock position and one’s index and middle fingers at the twelve o’clock position, while gently raising one’s pinkie up for balance.
- Cups with a handle are held by placing one’s fingers to the front and back of the handle with one’s pinkie up again allows balance.
- Never wave or hold your tea cup in the air. When not in use, place the cup back in the tea saucer.
- If you are at a buffet tea hold the tea saucer in your lap with your left hand and hold the tea cup in your right hand. When not in use, place the tea cup back in the tea saucer and hold in your lap. The only time a saucer is raised together with the teacup is when one is at a standing reception.