“Alice in Wonderland.” “Bridgerton.” “Pride and Prejudice.” All of these sensational titles bring to mind elegant or wildly entertaining moments revolving around a tea party. But when did a tea party become a posh event to hold? How was tea decided to be the beverage of choice? What types of tea were served? These questions and others will be answered at the Heritage Tea event hosted by Felix Vallé State Historic Site on May 7 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker Kandye Mahurin of Sassafras Creek Originals will demonstrate the way to prepare and serve, and the reasoning behind, the classic Victorian tea.
Tickets are $20 per person and limited to the first 20 sold. The ticket price covers entry to the event, which includes historic snacks, teas and lessons, as well as a curated tea cup, saucer, spoon and tea sample. Period costuming is encouraged, but not required.
You can purchase a ticket in person by visiting the historic site gift shop at 198 Merchant St., Ste. Genevieve, or over the phone with credit or debit card by calling 573-883-7102. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets soon!