Tea Party Appeal

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To be held on Friday the 14th September is the Charity’s Tea Party Appeal Launch
Tea Party Packs can be picked up from our office in 46 Aerodrome Road Maroochydore or by phoning 5479 0881 and the pack will be sent out to you
By holding a tea party you will be supporting the Charity and having a fun occasion

Tea Party details attached 'here'

Tea Party Appeal

Once you have your Tea Party Pack, invite any number of friends to a tea party provided by you, of your choice of theme and everyone donates $5 to support this wonderful charity providing amazing care for the terminally ill at Katie Rose Cottage.

Work Colleagues, Friends, Mums, Sports Teams, Church Groups, Schools and Clubs it’s Tea Party Time so call now to get your Tea Party Pack.

What is a Tea Party?

Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 3pm and 5pm.  The custom of drinking tea originated in England when Catherine of Braganza married Charles II in 1661 and brought the practice of drinking tea in the afternoon with her from Portugal.  Various places that belonged to the former British Empire also have such a meal however, changes in social customs and working hours mean that Britons will rarely take afternoon tea, if at all.

Traditionally loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served in teacups with milk and sugar.  This is accompanied by sandwiches (customarily cucumber, egg and cress, fish paste, ham and smoked salmon), scones with clotted cream, jam and usually cakes and pastries such as Battenberg, fruit cake or Victoria sponge.  The food is often served on a tiered stand with any combination of the above mentioned.

A formal afternoon tea is nowadays usually taken as a treat in a hotel, café or tea shop.  In everyday life, many British take a much simpler refreshment consisting of tea and biscuits at tea time.

While living in Woburn Abbey, Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is credited as the first person to have transformed afternoon tea in England into a late afternoon meal rather than simple refreshment.  

High tea, also known as meat tea, is an early evening meal typically eaten between 5pm and 6pm.  It would substitute for both afternoon tea and the evening meal.  It is now largely replaced by a later evening meal.

High tea would usually consist of cold meats, eggs or fish, cakes and sandwiches.  In a family, it tends to be less formal and is an informal snack, featuring sandwiches, biscuits, pastry, fruit and the like or else it is the main evening meal.

On farms or other working class environments, high tea would be a traditional substantial meal eaten by the workers immediately after nightfall, and would be combine afternoon with the main evening meal.

In recent years high tea has become the term for elaborate afternoon tea.  

Etiquette- In order for one not to spill the hot liquid onto oneself the proper to hold the vessel or cup with no handle is to place ones thumb at the six o’clock position and one’s index and middles finger at the twelve o’clock position while gently raising one’s pinkie up for balance.

Tea 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.  Pinkie up does mean straight up in the air but slightly tilted.  It is not an affectation, but a graceful way to avoid spills.  Never loop your fingers through the handle nor grasp vessel bowl with the palm of your hand.

Sunshine Hospice Ltd :
46 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore
07 5479 0881
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