Afternoon Tea Etiquette
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING PRIVATE BOOKINGS ***
But, I am proudly bringing my etiquette lessons here to the blog in 2018 – WATCH THIS SPACE!
My afternoon tea etiquette events, lessons & workshops proved highly popular as the perfect addition to any afternoon tea within a hotel, tearoom or luxury venue, so in 2018 I will be offering online guides to being the perfect afternoon tea guest.
Read my Lost Art of Etiquette features to whet your appetite…
Topics you will learn throughout an afternoon tea etiquette session will include:
▽ History of afternoon tea
▽ Napkin etiquette
▽ Scones – Jam then cream? Or cream then jam?
▽ How to drink tea
▽ Milk then tea or tea then milk?
▽ Hosting manners
▽ Good guest etiquette
▽ Table manners – why they matter
▽ Dressing for afternoon tea
▽ Polite table talk – and putting it into practice
▽ Excusing yourself
▽ Much more geekery besides
This is the “ultimate finishing school for Afternoon Tea” and your manners will increase ten fold – I would hope!
I’m an afternoon tea aficionado & etiquette enthusiast, hotel reviewer & trainer, having created & co-hosted various etiquette events including “Dine Like Downton” with leading etiquette & manners expert, Mr William Hanson.
Previous Clients & Expertise
I have worked with brands such as Hotpoint, Champneys, Hotel du Vin, John Lewis,Kenwood, Malmaison, Regus, Travelodge and Vax. I have also worked forRakuten.com, formally Play.com, within their customer service team, hosting their social media accounts and training their large call centre team to handle the same accounts out of hours.
Afternoon tea etiquette workshops are very unique to MissSueFlay.com and I have also hosted these as presentation-style talks for organisations such as The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, Eat Cambridge Food Festival and American Women of Surrey.
Media & Press
When not writing my own blog, hosting events, privately consulting or reviewing, I also write regular and guest pieces in local & national publications, as well as bobbing up in the odd TV & Radio appearance.
I’m very proud to have been featured in Country Living Magazine, The Sunday Express, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Vintage Life Magazine, Real Life Magazine, The Financial Times, Rock N’Roll Bride and on afternoon tea.co.uk.
I have also appeared on various television shows such as BBC’s “Icing On The Cake” with Nigel Slater, “Escape To The Country” and “The One Show“, as well as ITV’s “The Alan Titchmarsh Show” discussing the etiquette of dunking biscuits!
For more information on my media appearances, click here.
What People Are Saying
“Every tea lover should learn the afternoon tea etiquette with Miss Sue Flays’! We had so much fun having tea at Hotel Felix in Cambridge, learning about the history of afternoon tea, practicing the unspoken rules of afternoon tea… and breaking them – highly recommended!”
– Ayelen Sol, Tellement Thé
“Thank you so much Miss Sue Flay! Everyone enjoyed your presentation and we learned a lot… Your presentation is full of history, education and so many interactive fun bits. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
– Floralinda, American Women of Surrey (event write up here)