Corporate Event Planning: Afternoon Tea for Luxury Team Events

If you're looking for an affordable but luxurious alternative for a corporate team event, treat your team to tea. You can:

  • just relax at a tea room or end with a team meeting
  • organize a cooking event to prepare scones, pastries, and tea.
  • lead your team to a mystery tea venue with an urban safari or an Amazing Race inspired event

Tea: An Overview

Cream tea and afternoon tea are served between 2:00 and 5:00 PM.

Cream Tea: Includes scones with Devonshire cream, preserves or jams.

Afternoon Tea: Includes finger sandwiches, pastries, biscuits, scones with Devonshire cream, preserves, and jams. For a more formal event, serve champagne, strawberries or chocolate truffles .

High Tea: Sometimes the term "high tea" is used incorrectly to refer afternoon tea. High tea is informal, hearty and served at home in the evening. It includes a variety of meats (e.g. mutton, sausage).

Tea in Asia: In Southeast Asia, tea can be a full buffet with salads, meat, cheese, scones, cream, preserves, jam, and pastries.

Japan has a centuries old traditional tea ceremony. Large cities in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia often have Japanese tea ceremonies or demonstrations hosted by cultural organizations. Combine the tea ceremony with protocol training to prepare team members for business trips or incentive travel in Japan.

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

To round out your corporate event, include a presentation by an etiquette consultant.

Where to Take Your Team for Tea

Team rooms in 5 star hotels, tea shoppes come in all sizes. Reserve a venue that's perfect for your team's exclusive use.




Detroit, Michigan

Travel ling Tea Soirees:This innovative and affordable client and customer appreciation concept is available in office, garden, restaurant, and hotel settings. Michigan based event planning firm, Tea Parties with Style, translates your vision into reality with decorations, menus, and business etiquette training.

Kyoto, Japan

Explore Hakusasonso with a traditional tea garden designed by its original resident, the famous painter Hasimoto Kansetu.



Melbourne, Australia - Hotel Windsor







Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Where Tea Comes From

Here is a brief tour of a tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

For a more complete list of venues for corporate tea events around the world, read:

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