Virginia Tea Society - Newest Pages

Here you will find our most recent afternoon teas and other new pages as they are added to our site.

Aug 26, 2022

Virginia Tea Society Members Only

This section of the Virginia Tea Society contains information only meant for members of the VTS. You must have a password provided by admin to have access.

Continue reading "Virginia Tea Society Members Only"

Jun 26, 2022

The Virginia Tea Society

The official website for The Virginia Tea Society

Continue reading "The Virginia Tea Society"

Jun 26, 2022

The Queen's Jubilee

An afternoon tea in honor of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her 70th year of reign.

Continue reading "The Queen's Jubilee"

Jun 07, 2022

Queen's Jubilee...

Continue reading "Queen's Jubilee..."

Jun 07, 2022

...Bring May Flowers

This is Part 2 of our theme that started last month, which was April Showers... This was the first breakfast tea we've had, and judging by the favorable response from almost everyone, we may have many more of these in the future.

Continue reading "...Bring May Flowers"

May 14, 2022

Kentucky Derby Tea April 2015

Our Kentucky Derby Tea was one of our most memorable teas.

Continue reading "Kentucky Derby Tea April 2015"

May 14, 2022

How to Make the Best Tea Sandwiches

~ No matter what kind of bread you use, make sure it has a soft texture and is thinly sliced. Remove the crust, but only do this after making the sandwich.

~ Spread a thin layer of butter, mayo, or cream cheese all the way to the edges of the sandwich. This will help to prevent the bread from drying out.

~ Use a knife with a serrated blade for the cleanest cuts. Avoid squishing the bread by using a sawing motion with a sharp knife and don't press down on the bread.

~ Make sure you serve the sandwiches shortly after they are made. If there will be a delay, use a slightly dampened paper towel to cover them loosely to prevent them from drying out.

Apr 14, 2022

April Showers

The afternoon tea for April was held on Saturday, April 9, 2022

Continue reading "April Showers"

Apr 02, 2022

Tea Class March 26, 2022

Tea Class, March 26, 2022

Continue reading "Tea Class March 26, 2022"

Mar 20, 2022

High Tea

Ah, who wouldn't enjoy a nice warm cup of tea tens of thousands of feet up the world's tallest peak? This group of Mount Everest climbers have now participated in the world's highest tea party, according to Guinness World Records who just officially recognized the feat. (Yes, there truly is a record for everything!) The event took place on May 5, 2021, and was organized by Seattle climber Andrew Hughes. He got the idea during the pandemic when shutdowns made expeditions impossible. Hughes realized he missed the community of adventurers more than the climbing part. "The greatest things in life are often those shared," he explains. When things opened up, he and a group of climbers lugged all the supplies, including Girl Scout cookies and plenty of mugs, up a portion of Everest to roughly 21,312 feet above sea level before tucking in.

Mar 16, 2022

Dacha Tea House

Recently The VTS Board members spent a lovely afternoon at the Dacha Russian Tea House in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore. We have been fortunate to have one of the very few Russian tea houses in the country so close by. The owner is a wonderful hostess who has a very interesting history of spending many years in Russia, which has a very rich tea culture. Unfortunately, the tea house will be closing soon, but the owner, Jone, has decided to join the Virginia Tea Society much to our delight. We hope you will be able to meet her soon at one of our upcoming teas.

Mar 14, 2022

My Favorite Teacup

The Virginia Tea Society held its “My Favorite Teacup” tea on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Princess Anne Country Club in the Princess Anne Room.

Continue reading "My Favorite Teacup"

Feb 21, 2022

Tips on Tea Etiquette

~ No "pinkies up".

~ When leaving the table briefly, place your napkin on the seat of the chair. This provides a signal to the waiter that you are not finished yet.

~ When leaving at the end of a tea, place your napkin on the table. This is a signal that you are finished.

~ No cellphones or other electronic accessories on the tea table.

~ Tea should be sipped, not slurped.

~ When stirring tea with your spoon, stir back and forth, front to back, but not in a circle.

~ When eating a scone, break off a piece and add jam, clotted cream, etc. Do not slice the scone in half like a biscuit.

Tea time is for pleasantries. Avoid controversial topics.

More later...


Feb 16, 2022

Brewing Guidelines

Use 3 grams (1-2 teaspoons) for every 8 oz. of water. Adjust to personal taste. For stronger flavor, we suggest using more tea. Adding steep time can cause tea to turn bitter.

Black Tea --- 200-212˚ -- 3-5 mins
Pu-erh Tea -- 200-212˚ -- 3-4 mins
Oolong Tea -- 170-190˚ --- 1-3 mins
Green Tea --- 170-180˚ --- 1-3 mins
White Tea --- 170-180˚ -- 1-3 mins
Herbal ------ 200-212˚ --- 5-7 mins
Rooibos ----- 200-212˚ --- 5-7 mins
Yerba Mate -- 170-180˚ -- 10-15 mins

Courtesy of Southern Virginia Tea Company
Quintin's Tea Room
3101 Virginia Beach Blvd #107
Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Feb 14, 2022

Love at the Movies

Love at the Movies was our theme for the February 2022 afternoon tea. There were lots of entries for the most romantic movies of all time.

Continue reading "Love at the Movies"

Recent Articles

  1. Virginia Tea Society Members Only

    Aug 26, 22 08:03 AM

    This section of the Virginia Tea Society contains information only meant for members of the VTS. You must have a password provided by admin to have access.

    Read More

  2. The Virginia Tea Society

    Jun 26, 22 09:15 AM

    The official website for The Virginia Tea Society

    Read More

  3. The Queen's Jubilee

    Jun 26, 22 09:07 AM

    An afternoon tea in honor of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her 70th year of reign.

    Read More

The Queen's Platinum JubileeThe Queen's Platinum Jubilee