Friday, April 29, 2011

High Tea

(Please read with a slightly British Aristocrat accent)

Yesterday along with some friends I, by invitation,  attended a High Tea in Matamata put on by the Matamata Inner Wheel Group along with the Presbyterian Ladies Fireside group as a fundraiser for Victim Support.

There were about 130 of us and over $3,200 was raised.

The food was prepared from the book, High Tea at The Victoria Room ( recipes from The Victoria Room in Sydney, Australia) and included wonderful bite-sized sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, lavender shortbread and other High Tea treats.

Tea and/or coffee were bought to us by maids dress in black skirts, white blouses and white maid caps.

We were to dress ‘posh’ and behave like ‘ladies’.
Etiquette for high teas and the history of them were read to us from the book.

We were also celebrating the forthcoming nuptials of Prince William to Catherine, and so the questions we could part-take in (rather than ladies having a quiz, I tell you) were based on the royals.

We were entertained by two ladies’ playing some pieces on the piano.

A simply spiffing afternoon was had by us all.


  1. Now that looks like fun. You look very elegant!

  2. Thank you. It was lovely t dress up.
    I had tried to buy the book through Book depository yesterday but it was out of stock. I clicked to be informed when new stock arived and this morning it had so its now on its way to my letter box. The sandwhich fillings were simply devine