Tea Time Etiquette with Julia Livingston (Tea Time Podcast Episode 13)

What a lucky treat for you today!  Our Plum Deluxe tea time podcast is back from hiatus for a special episode with community member Julia Livingston.  Today’s topic is Tea Time Etiquette – specifically the tea etiquette certification that Julia recently completed.  Julia is more well known as the Happy Tea Time Lady where she is a tea hostess and also seller of vintage teaware and dishware (and other amazing vintage goodies).

Specifically in today’s episode we’re covering community questions and topics such as:

  • What exactly is the Tea Etiquette certification?
  • How to make your guests feel welcome at any party or gathering
  • What is (and isn’t) a faux pas at the tea party table
  • Tips for tea tasting
  • How to set the table for a tea party
  • Does the milk go into the tea first or last?
  • Surprising facts about tea history

We cover a  lot in just 40 minutes – plenty of conversation fodder for your next gathering. So join in!

Listen Here (MP3 Download)


A couple of photos of the tea infusers mentioned in the episode.  ‘Downstairs’…

And ‘upstairs’….

Tea Time Etiquette with Julia Livingston (Tea Time Podcast Episode 13)

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