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Afternoon Tea and Networking at the Phoenician
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 1:50 PM until 3:30 PM
6900 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Maricopa Special Event
Registration is required before Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Members only, limited to 8 people, members must register themselves; waitlist after registration is full.
We cannot give credits if you decide to cancel. You can send someone in your place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to send someone in your place.
Please choose the appropriate level of tea
Immediate payment is required.
AWLA has added the tax and gratuity
and will pay the Phoenician.
Due to limited seating,
members must register themselves.
Once the registrations are full,
the system will allow you to register for the wait list.
If enough people are interested,
we will make additional reservations.
At the Phoenician, this English tradition includes finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, pastries and a selection of fine tea blends. Contemporary music by renowned pianist Alan Comyns provides a charming backdrop for this unforgettable experience. Tea is available with or without sparkling wine or champagne. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan selections available upon registration for this event.
(Below courtesy www.Historic-UK.com)
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches (including of course thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches), scones served with clotted cream and preserves. Cakes and pastries are also served. Tea grown in India or Ceylon is poured from silver tea pots into delicate bone china cups.