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A Proper Tea for the Community!

By Judy Waters

For Sarah Grant, the reward is all about the enjoyment of others, community effort, atmosphere and the very sweet and savory menu. Sarah will hold the annual Eagle House Proper Tea event she started four years ago, this year on Sept. 24, at Lunenburg's senior center. With the help of talented bakers, cooks, artists and others, not only food but atmosphere highlights this event. Those who attend are graciously waited on, surrounded by elegant decor and they can purchase baked goods wrapped to perfection.
"I also do it at our garden club," said Sarah recently, " holding a tea once a year; and I thought... it would be great to do it here, at Eagle House" said the Lunenburg resident in a recent interview. 
What's important about making a proper cup of tea? "To make a proper cup, tea has to be steeped for a certain amount time," Sarah commented. She talks about tea traditions. "In the Victorian era, for people it was very competitive.. in the Asian culture it's very ceremonial " As to selection of tea, "We have an interested member here; so she drinks real tea... Irish tea with nothing added to it.. she visits family in Ireland and brings it back; and we make hundred of pots" said Sarah.