5 Dos and Don'ts when having Afternoon Tea...

Tuesday, April 30

Last Tuesday, I was invited along with some other bloggers, to an event at the Millennium Hotel, in Knightsbridge.

They treated us to a delicious afternoon tea, and Christine from Minding Manners etiquette consultancy gave us a wonderful talk on the correct ways in which one should take afternoon tea.

It was lovely to see some of my favourite blogging friends, and to pick up some tips on tea party etiquette over tea, sandwiches, scones and cake.  

And a little champagne too.

Tania and Sophie to my right, and Amy and Helen to my left.

5 Dos and Don'ts when having Afternoon Tea:

Do pick up your cup and saucer off of the table and hold the saucer at the height of your breast bone whist you drink from the cup.

Do serve it between 3 and 5 pm.

Do pour in the tea before milk, this was initially done years ago to show off what good quality the hostess' china was, as cheaper tea cups couldn't handle the heat from the water without the cooler milk to temper it.

Don't use a knife to cut your scone, break it open.

Don't move onto the scones or sweeter cakes until everyone has finished their sandwiches, and the hostess has  indicated that you continue...

And then I would recommend that you do visit the Millennium Hotel for afternoon tea.

And they have some great offers for any readers of the bloggers that went to the event.

Promotion 1
Tangerine Brasserie
   Two for One Prosecco Afternoon Tea in Tangerine
  £20.00 only for 2 people (including VAT)
No bookings to be taken during Chelsea Flower Show dates 21-25 May 2013 

Promotion 2
Le Chinois Restaurant and Bar
50% off a la carte menu
  Food and lunch items only, excluding luxury items from the menu
 Offer only valid Monday- Sunday from 12pm to 6pm
Minimum 2 people per offer. One blogger and one guest

Promotion 3
Le Chinois Restaurant and Bar
      Dim Sums & Cocktail
  £10.00 per person (including VAT)
   Offer only valid Monday-Sunday from 12pm to 5pm

Offers expire 31st May 2013.

All bookings are to be made via - Shriya.Amin@millenniumhotels.co.uk  quoting reference ‘Afternoon Tea Blogger’. For more information please call the Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge on +44 (0) 207 2354 377.

Terms and Conditions apply for both promotions: .

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