TIPS FROM THE TEAM

02.06.2016

TIP FROM THE TEAM

Aynhoe Park butlers

TIME FOR TEA

"This month and with summer afternoon tea parties upon us, I wanted to learn and share a tip about tea etiquette.

...and who better to ask than Charles..."

Sophie

BUTLER SERVICE

MEET CHARLES, ONE OF OUR LONGEST SERVING BUTLERS AND CERTAINLY PART OF OUR FAMILY. HIGHLY TRAINED AND EXPERT IN TRADITION.

“Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

SO WHEN ASKED FOR A QUICK TIP CHARLES EXPLAINS...

"When hosting afternoon tea at home it is a sign of respect to ask one of your female guests to 'play Mother', suggesting she pour the tea.

This is because the matriarch of the family was the person who traditionally performed this task.

If you are asked to 'play Mother' make sure you always pour the milk first into the cup and never leave the tea bags in the pot."

Food at Aynhoe Park
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