Afteron tea is one of the fastest-growing trends in America today, and it is riding a wave of popularity around the world. While countless books have been written about the beverage of tea, little has been written about the etiquette surrounding it. Until w, there has t been a single handy source one could turn to for explanation--or to unravel the system of rules that exist in the ritualized exchange of courtesies at a tea gathering. In Tea & Etiquette, rewned etiquette expert, Dorothea Johnson, presents us with the most eloquent book to guide us through taking tea for business and pleasure. Etiquette is the tapestry woven throughout this delightful book which aims to inform and amuse the vice and the conisseur. Tea & Etiquette will enhance your enjoyment of the world s most popular beverage with step-by-step guidelines including: * Tea--Past and Present: History, legend, the English, and the Boston Tea Party. * Tea Tales: Some favorite tea times?English, Chinese, Japanese, German, and American. * Taking Tea Today: Hosting an afteron tea at home; brewing the perfect pot of tea and setting it on your perfect table. * Going Out to Tea: Service defined and all the nuances of taking tea in tearooms, restaurants, and hotels. * Business Etiquette & Tea: A complete guide to being a great host or guest during this pleasant new alternative to the business lunch or dinner. * Tea and the Trimmings: Finessing the food at tea. * Recipes: Delicious teatime recipes from chefs who kw how to please. Tea & Etiquette: Taking Tea for Business and Pleasure is a reader-friendly book you will turn to again and again for years to come.