What is the best way to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday? With a tea party of course!
Janice Connor will review the history of tea drinking, the locations where tea is best cultivated, the varieties and complexities of the tea blends, its health benefits, and why afternoon tea became so fashionable (and still is today). After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world!
We will also learn the secrets of making a good cup of tea, after which everyone will get to enjoy a refreshing cup (in a bone china and saucer of course) along with a scone and a piece of the Queen’s favorite cake (which she never refuses)!
Space is limited. Registration required.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 1:00 PM
WHERE: Barney Library, 71 Main Street
Janice Connor is a British native and has always enjoyed a good cup of tea! Janice’s grandmother operated a tea stall weekly during an outdoor market where farmers would sell produce and auction animals and equipment. As a young girl Janice helped by picking up the used cups and plates, as her grandmother ran the tea urn and made the sandwiches and chatted with the customers. The market has since been demolished to make way for an enormous steel shopping center but a sign is erected with the historical importance of these markets and the local tea stalls. Janice currently owns a home in Goshen where the kettle is always on for tea!