The inaugural Autumn High Tea will run from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. The event will raise money for Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping heritage alive.
In England, where having afternoon tea is traditional, a high tea is usually for special events only. High tea, as it is now used, occurs on weekends, at parties, or on special occasions.
Served at the high tea will an old-fashioned tea called Gun Powder Green Tea, Raspberry Black Tea and Earl Gray, along with scones, lemon curd, petit fours and other typical tea fare. Mimosas will be available for purchase.
“Hats and gloves are optional for the ladies,” joked Janet Chinners, owner of Country Traditions.
Authors who have been published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia will be present. The nonprofit has published more than 45 books written by people who either grew up here in Western North Carolina or now work and live in the region. Books include “My Mountain Granny,” “Aliens in God’s County,” “Laughter Was God’s Idea,” “The Legacy of Bear Mountain,” “Little is Much,” “A History of the Bible,” “Johnny, My Favorite Mouse,” “Learning to Fly,” and more.
$7.50. 828.586.1600 or www.spiritofappalachia.org.