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November 21, 2013

A chilly, cloudy Thursday afternoon: Perfect for tea and scones


In the 18th century, tea was expensive — as was sugar — and reserved only for the wealthy.  Afternoon tea often was served in delicate porcelain cups on a low table with additional serving pieces like tongs and saucers.FamilyTeaLarge

Tea time could reveal much about the lady serving the tea: her wealth, status and knowledge of etiquette.  Today, you can escape a dreary day with an authentic Afternoon Royal Tea in the Goodwin Room at the Williamsburg Inn.

In addition to tea, sandwiches, scones, and French pastries will be served. The  royal tea also includes a glass of champagne or sparkling cider.

Find out more about Afternoon Royal Tea at the Williamsburg Inn.

Read “Trouble Brewing” from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal.

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