Registration begins for tea class at college

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 09:45 AM

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course entitled “Let’s Have a Tea Party” at its main campus in Vance County starting Sept. 30.

Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 until 4 p.m. Constance Lue of Oxford will serve as instructor.

Students will learn about the history of tea; the difference between an afternoon tea party, a royal tea party and High Tea; and the proper way to make the best pot of tea. There will be tastings of a wide variety of teas — black, white, green, oolongs and herbal — at each class meeting.

The final class and graduation ceremony will be an afternoon tea party at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton on Oct. 14., planned and facilitated by the students.

This is 12th time such a class on tea has been offered at the college since 2006.

The cost of the course is $58 for four sessions, plus $20 for the final tea. Students will receive a resource manual with recipes for tea time, tips on flower arranging and a section on etiquette.

The deadline to register is Sept. 23. Prospective students can register online at or in person at the Vance County campus Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Emily McCormick at (252) 738-3300 or