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Tea Leaves and Table Settings


Care for a cup of tea? On November 13, bring your own hot or cold brew and take part in “Leaves, Beans, and Lemons” at Dover, Delaware’s John Dickinson Plantation.

An 18th-century tea setting

The “tea-lightful” discussion, given by Nancy Gardner of the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley, will cover 18th-century teas, coffee, and punches as well as demonstrations of proper serving etiquette of the period. Mansion tours will feature a display of an 18th-century tea setting with decorative food, prepared in colonial fashion. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch and their favorite tea for consumption during the lecture.

In addition to the “Leaves, Beans, and Lemons” program, the Plantation will offer tours of the property led by historical interpreters in costume, a demonstration of hearth cooking, and demonstrations by the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild.

Admission to the Plantation museum and lecture is free and open to the public; however, seating for the lecture is limited. For additional information, call 302.739.3277.

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