Part 1 of a special two part event. This event is followed by a formal tea service that same night!
Do you and your Dominant dig the energy built during table service? Are you interested in learning about how table service can enhance D/s? With all of the information out there, it’s hard to know where to start, and with every situation being so different from the next, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Join SpankyRae, mocha, and wenday, the crew behind the Afternoon Tea at The Space, for an in-depth learning lab about what it takes to serve an excellent cup of tea with class and style. Not only will you gain great practical information regarding teas and fancy table settings, but you’ll also learn how to serve it graciously and mindfully. After an afternoon full of learning and practicing, we’re inviting D-types to come sit at our beautifully set table for delicious tea and mindful service.
All About the Leaves: Selecting, Pairing, and Brewing Tea.
Do you like herbal teas? Do you know how to pronounce rooibos? Join mocha for a discussion on tea types, selection, pairing, and brewing. In this class you will sample different types of tea and discuss ways to pair teas with your menu. You will also learn about brewing temperatures and must-have accessories for brewing a great cup/pot of tea.
Service of a Different Pattern
Tea service, whether it is called formal, high, low, or afternoon, is different from other meal services. Although some basic service standards will carry through, tea service has its own unique pattern.
- What do you do if you don’t have enough of one pattern of china to serve all of the guests?
- How should a place setting be arranged?
- Who pours the tea and how? Cream? Sugar? Sweetener? Oh MY!
- What about all those yummies that need to be served?
- Who gets served first? Who announces the courses?
There is so much to table service, but don’t worry, wenday will set the pattern straight and guide you to an impeccable tea service.
Stepping Up Your Service: Protocols and Behaviors in Formal Table Service
Once you’ve gotten the tea brewed and the table set, how will you serve? Is a smile all that matters to your D-type, or do they want something “more”?
- Will you have high or low protocol teas? What’s the difference?
- What kinds of protocols can you and your D-type establish for mindful service?
- How does serving groups and with a group of servers change established protocols?
SpankyRae will discuss the elements you will need consider for your service at table and review protocols and behaviors you can incorporate into your D/s dynamic.
- 11am Doors open
- 11:30am Welcome, intro
- 11:45 - 1pm mocha
- 1pm-1:15 Break
- 1:15-2:30 wenday
- 2:30-2:45 Break
- 2:45-4 Jamie
- 4 - 5 Tea Prep
Followed by the formal tea event!
mocha goes by a name that describes her color, her flavor, and her attitude. Part of the Columbus community for 4 years, she has a passion for massage, cigar service, and tea service. She also enjoys basic bootblacking and learning new skills, and she can often be found sharing the new things she’s learned. mocha is a proud Leather girl and member of Castle Treue.
SpankyRae, girl of Brat Sheba, is passionate about service and tea. She is a co-facilitator of the AIS Submissive Roundtable (sRT) and an organizer of Afternoon Tea at the Space. She is continually searching for learning and experiential opportunities in service (and tea!) and enjoys sharing the things she learns.
wenday is the girl of Mx Micki DK. wenday was introduced to table service at a four star restaurant. From there she expanded her knowledge through curiosity and self exploration. Most recently she has been a participant at The Afternoon Tea hosted by Brat Sheba at the Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression.
~~~ All events at The Space are for those 19+ years old and older
~~~ All events at The Space are substance and alcohol free