Holiday Tea-Taking

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Holiday Tea-Taking

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A very
today beverage, tea is steeped in yesteryear a slower paced, more contemplative time. Perhaps that explains in part why solos are an accepted and expected part of the tea-taking scene especially during the holidays.

To the holiday harried, the sight of a solo diner appears sane rather than sorry. A person indulging in a momentary retreat for refreshment and renewal how civil! A serene solo nibbling on a tiny sandwich sans crusts or tucking into a meat pie how admirable!

So, if you've kept yourself from this pleasure in order to avoid pitying glances, this is a "fear-free" opportunity. Indulge in the array of tea-taking experiences from highbrow to lowbrow.

P.S. Tips on the
technicalities of taking afternoon tea:

* The order of things: Scones first one piece at a time.

Break off a piece, spread with jam, then clotted cream. Proceed to to savories and sandwiches and then to the sweets.

* Spoons are primarily for stirring, not for residing in your cup.

* Teacup handles are for pinching; resist the urge to wear one on your finger.

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Elegant Hotel Tea-Taking in NYC

The St. Regis 2 East 55th Street (212) 339-6857

The Four Seasons 57 East 57th Street (212) 893-6802

The Pierre New York Fifth Avenue at 61st Street (212) 940-8195

The Peninsula New York 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street (212) 893-6802

The Plaza Fifth Avenue at Central Park South (212) 759-3000

The Waldorf = Astoria 301 Park Avenue (212) 872-4997

Sooner or later, EVERYONE business and pleasure travelers, singles, those divorced or widowed, very-marrieds whose spouses are on the road, harried moms and dads, etc. faces the challenge of eating out alone!

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