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Archive for January 2020

Tea of the Month: Christmas Tea

  Several brands of readily available tea, like Twinings of London, offer a Christmas tea blend.  It’s usually a black tea with flavours of cinnamon and clove. A sip of this in your new Christmas mug while wearing cozy pajamas is the perfect way to start your holiday. From The Tea Times: The Latest News…

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Did you know…

They have an extra holiday in the U.K.? December 26th is Boxing Day, a nationally recognized holiday. The exact roots of the holiday are unknown, but nowadays it kicks off the post-Christmas holiday shopping season and gives the Brits some extra time to relax and unwind at the end of a very busy festive season.…

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Crumpets on the Calendar:

Be sure to join us at the following events: British American Chamber of Commerce – Houses of Windsor is sponsoring a BACC networking on February 5th, 2020 event at Rio Pinar Country Club. It is open to the public. $10 for non-members.     From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor…

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Mums & Daughters Holiday High Tea

Houses of Windsor would like to thank all of the beautiful families that attended this month’s Mums & Daughters Holiday High Tea. The event was a gorgeous and fun way for guests to treat their favorite little ladies to a real tea party. Guests enjoyed scrumptious scones, kid-friendly treats, and other goodies. Even Santa Claus…

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Co-Ed Baby Shower Tea Parties

Teatime here in the States has a reputation of being a girly event. Women and girls dress in flowery skirts and fancy hats. The bite size food is delicate. Ladies gossip and swap stories. But in the U.K., everyone attends afternoon tea and there’s no reason men can’t attend a tea party here stateside too.…

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Etiquette Tip of the Month: Tea Spills

Hey, accidents happen. If tea spills, ask for a clean saucer or fold a paper napkin and slip it under the cup to soak up the mess. To prevent spills, be careful not to overfill your teacup. It should be only three-quarters full. From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor –…

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A Royal Christmas Tour

The U.K.’s Royal family homes, palaces, and historical castles host elegant warm displays during the holiday season with big stately firs, decorated strands of garland, and shimmery metallic hues. The classic trim looks fit for a Queen which is not surprising since, according to Royal.uk, the Queen and her family are usually the ones to…

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Tea of the Month: Ginger

Ginger may seem like an odd choice for November, but it is actually perfect to counterbalance all the savory, fatty foods we’ll be eating. Ginger is said to settle the stomach and ease indigestion.  We also like how it makes our tongue tingle between courses. Photo by Don Shin on Unsplash   From The Tea Times: The Latest…

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Crumpets on the Calendar:

The holiday season is a busy season for Houses of Windsor. Be sure to join us at the following events: Monarch Jewelry’s Customer Appreciation Event – Join Houses of Windsor at Monarch Jewelry on December 5th at 6:00pm to shop fine jewelry and enjoy refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. British…

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Etiquette Tip of the Month: Using Your Napkin

Pick up your napkin as soon as you sit down and place it in your lap. The napkin shall remain in your lap throughout the meal except when needed. Never tuck it into your shirt like a bib during a dinner party.     From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor…

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