Victorian Tea Service


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Embrace the spring season and join the Wilton Historical Society for an afternoon filled with delicious teas, delectable bites, gorgeous flowers and memories created with loved ones!

The classic Afternoon Tea is a tradition born around 1840 when members of the British aristocracy felt the need for a delicate snack – accompanied by delicious tea – to fill the long gap between the lunch and dinner menus. Afternoon tea became a staple of the Victorian period and a symbol of the wealth of the British Empire. As the popularity of the service grew, certain utensils, menus, and etiquette developed along with it.

The Wilton Historical Society is very excited to be able to present our very own Victorian Tea Service on May 11th, 2024 from 1pm to 3pm. Guests will be seated in a beautifully decorated tent in the courtyard of the Society’s campus, with all the classically magnificent details expected from a 19th century tea service. Delicious teas and bites catered by A Dash of Salt will be accompanied by a presentation on the history of tea from an expert from Bigelow Tea.

This event is generously sponsored by
WildBloom SkinCare and Bigelow Tea.

Flowers and arrangements generously donated by Wild Roses and Blooms.

Tickets are $60 per person for Wilton Historical Society Members; $75 per person for Non-Members