Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Victorian Tea Etiquette & Tea Tasting at the Kellogg Estate

Glimpse into the world of Victorian culture through the simulation of a tea party and taste the delightful and exotic flavors of teas!   Visitors will go back in time to the late Victorian Era (1837-1901) when Frances Osborne Kellogg would have been a young lady hosting and going to tea parties.  The workshop will be held at the Kellogg Environmental Center from 1 PM to 2:30PM on Saturday, August 23, 2014. 

During the workshop, visitors will learn the history of tea, the types of tea services, and Victorian tea etiquette. They will taste a variety of black teas ranging from the citrusy Earl & Lady Grey teas to the malty, rich Assam tea varieties. Also antique tea sets from the Osborne Homestead Museum will be on display.  At the end of the program, visitors can take home handcrafted teas and teabags and information on other uses of tea.  

Refreshments will be provided, and there is a $5 registration fee.  To register and for more information, please call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov.  The Kellogg Environmental Center, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT, and open 9:00AM to 4:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday.  

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