‘High Tea’ For 25th Anniversary Of Agape House

February 22, 2016

Friends of Hospice is inviting the public to attend its upcoming ‘Hearts, Hats and High Tea’ event in order to celebrate 25 years of Agape House serving Bermuda.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at the Fairmont Southampton in ‘Windows on the Sound,’ with tickets available by calling 232-0858 or emailing friendsofhospice@bhb.bm before Wednesday, February 24.

A spokesperson said, “In addition to scrumptious High Tea will be joyful live music, wonderful raffles and prizes for the most marvelous hats worn by both ladies and gentlemen.

“What is High Tea and how does it differ from the afternoon tea? Afternoon tea is a British food tradition. It is an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones and cake. However, often the term High Tea is used. These two are often confused, but actually, they are different.”

The Friends Of Hospice Hearts, Hats & High Tea Bermuda Feb 17 2016 (1)

“The addition of the word High is believed to differentiate between the Afternoon Tea served on low, comfortable, parlour chairs or relaxing in the garden and the worker’s High Tea served at the table and seated on high back dining chairs.

“When afternoon tea became fashionable in the early 19th century, thanks to the Anna, the Duchess it was never intended to replace dinner but rather to fill in the long gap between lunch and dinner at a time when dinner was served at 8.00pm. Lifestyles have changed since those times and afternoon tea is now a treat, rather than a stop-gap as is high tea.

“Afternoon tea was never intended to replace dinner but rather to fill in the long gap between lunch and dinner at a time when dinner was served at 8.00pm.

“Lifestyles have changed since those times and afternoon tea and high tea are now a treat, rather than a stop-gap. Furthermore in Scotland, High Tea takes on a further differentiation, a Scottish High Tea is not unlike an Afternoon Tea but will include some hot food, such as a cheese on toast or other savoury goodie.”

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