One Lump or Two: Mad Hatters Tea at Tudor Place

Tea sandwiches  and sweets served at the Mad Hatters Tea
Tea sandwiches and sweets served at the Mad Hatters Tea

On Saturday, March 31, Tudor Place hosted its Mad Hatters Tea. This sold-out event encouraged guests to wear festive hats, enjoy afternoon tea while sampling delicious tea sandwiches and desserts. Following the ceremony, guests were allowed to create and decorate their own spring bonnet.

The highlight of the tea was a lovely talk about "Taking Tea" within Tudor Place and how Federalists preferred their sugar and why tea had to kept under lock and key.

With our hostess's humorous recant of sifting bugs from tea to explaining what lumps were, taking tea at Tudor Place may turn into a personal tradition for many.

Tudor Place's next tea event will be Spring Tea and Chocolate Workshop for children 5+ and families on Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Guest will enjoy a festive spring tea, complete with tempting treats and an intriguing lesson to go with it on the history of pouring tea. Following the tea service, children will learn the basics of chocolate – where it comes from, how it is made and how it was appreciated – while creating their own three-dimensional chocolate eggs to take home.

Member child, $20; non-member child, $25; accompanying adult, $10.

Visit Tudor Place at Tudorplace.org to learn of other upcoming teas and events.

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