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Tea & Etiquette: Taking Tea for Business and Pleasure

Tea & Etiquette: Taking Tea for Business and Pleasure

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The Protocol School of Washington


Taking Tea for Business and Pleasure

By Dorothea Johnson & Bruce Richardson

Introduction by Norwood Pratt


Afternoon tea conjures up both feelings of elegance and gentility. It is, after all, synonymous with civility and blessed with the endearing quality of being part of the world's enduring cup of humanity. The customs and courtesies associated with this most civilized ceremony, however, are disquieting to the uninitiated. Fear of committing "tea faux pas" is on the upturn, as tea is now serving not only a social function, but a professional one as well-an alternative to the business lunch or dinner. This has created an unprecedented demand for learning the essentials of tea etiquette as executives meet in hotel lounges to discuss business over a cup of tea.

This book includes tea history, tea and health information, steeping guides, as well as elements of both social and business tea etiquette. The authors have given you all the information needed to either serve or be served at a host of tea occasions.

  • Over 200 color photographs
  • Tea history
  • Tea preparation
  • Introductions
  • Handshaking
  • Business etiquette
  • Napkin etiquette
  • Dining etiquette
  • Tea stories
  • Recipes

Bruce Richardson is a Contributing Editor for TeaTime magazine. Dorothea Johnson is the Resident Etiquette Expert for the Ellen Degeneres television talk show and founder of The Protocol School of Washington.

Published by Benjamin Press and available wholesale at 800.765.2139




Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Bailie Dortch
Informative and a great read

I love having tea in general and Having a know how to conduct yourself makes a good impression,This book will show you how,along with recipes that are fun to try out no matter what season or occasion.

nancy ann walters
helpful etiquette for not only home tea parties, but business ones, too

This book gave some history of taking tea, including etiquette of business teas. I wish it had a few more instructions on how to properly set up a tea table, like where to place cutlery, etc, but otherwise it was pretty comprehensive

Beverly Johnson
The book was informative but I'm looking for the answer ...

The book was informative but I'm looking for the answer to one question. In a low tea, where do you place the teaspoon on the table setting? We had a competition last year on the correct table setting for a low tea and I never found the answer to that question. One lady said it goes in the tea cup but I'm looking for conformation. I thought it would be in the book.

Lori Pollock
Five Stars


Florider 36
Four Stars

This is a quick and informative read at a great price.