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Etiquette Tea for Grandma & Me
July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15 – $50
Kids! Bring your family to this fun children’s tea where you’ll learn fancy manners!
Sunday, July 15th
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $50 – for 1 adult & 1 child; $40 – additional adult; $15 – additional child
Advanced registration required; space is limited.
Registration deadline: Thursday, July 12th
The Novel Tea invites grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, or any other adults who think it’s time for an introduction to proper table etiquette to come to a child-centered tea (and apple juice or lemonade for the youngsters) with formal table settings and some gentle guidance on proper table etiquette in our fast-food, eat-in-the-car world.
According to Miss Manners (Judith Martin):
But eating rituals, as any anthropologist can attest, are a deeply emotional part of civilization. Sophisticated travelers know that gross violations of other cultures’ eating habits are fatal to any welcome for which they might hope.
This tea is designed for school age children (K-8). Child and adult appropriate food will be presented with common table manner instructions, and tips for the art of graceful eating and conversing.
About the Instructor & The Novel Tea:
Ellen, Cid and Emmy, owners of The Novel Tea, have been friends, family and professional colleagues for many years. Long ago best friend’s Ellen and Cid discovered that they both loved tea—both the drink in its infinite variations, and the experience of connecting with others while having good conversations over a cup of tea. This is a passion Ellen and Cid passed on to their daughters, including Ellen’s daughter Emily who joined them when they opened The Novel Tea.
Ellen and Cid have over sixty years of teaching experience, and now instead of teaching communications or educational theory to college students, they plan to teach everyone in Sacramento how much better life can be with a book in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and a friend by your side.
Ellen is the resident tea expert, and one of only a handful certified tea sommeliers in California. Ellen is passionate and knowledgeable about everything related to the Camellia sinensis plant (from which all tea comes), has picked tea in China, and taken tea on almost every continent. As soon as Antarctica opens a tea shop, she’ll be one of the first customers.