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Welcome to Afternoon Tea Academy,

Presented by Etiquette Etiquette at Prestigious InterContinental Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karene A. Putney, Etiquette Etiquette CEO and founder, partners with Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. to launch the Willard Tea Academy. Putney will lead a weekly Afternoon Tea Etiquette Class which will provide its guests with a unique experience of a live tea party etiquette tutorial. The class will take place inside the historic Willard InterContinental and feature the hotel’s age-old afternoon tea tradition named among the top ten places to do “Afternoon Tea like a Royal” by the Travel Channel and "Best Afternoon Tea" by Modern Luxury DC.

An iconic institution, Willard has hosted almost every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce in 1853. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, two blocks from the White House.

Named among the top ten places to do “Afternoon Tea like a royal” by the Travel Channel, Willard InterContinental is the premier venue for Afternoon Tea in Washington, D.C. Seated among the grandeur of Peacock Alley, guests to Willard’s traditional Afternoon Tea enjoy a broad selection of the finest estate and boutique blended loose leaf teas by the J’enwey Tea Company, savory finger sandwiches, decadent pastries, and Willard’s famous freshly baked scones.

“We are like Tea, we don’t know our own Strength until we’re in Hot Water” -Sister Busche

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The Washington Times Quoted

"Karene A. Putney, who founded the Etiquette Etiquette business consulting group in Maryland, said thoughtfulness is ultimately a question of basic manners."

Mrs. Putney, a 2019 graduate of the Protocol School in Washington, D.C., wrote in an email that the essence of thoughtfulness lies in “consideration, kindness, compassion and building a solid relationship.

Our Corporate Program

Best Foot Forward: Protocol and Social Etiquette for Organizational Representation

Being excellent doesn't happen accidentally or overnight. To achieve excellence, one must be prepared, polished and dedicated to the goal of being the best you can be in all situations. Our Corporate Program, "Outclass the Competition!" focuses on the skills essential for achieving not just success, but excellence in business and social conditions. The proper use of etiquette and protocol provides a distinct advantage in everyday interactions.

A Harvard-Stanford study concluded that one’s success, particularly in the workplace, is based 85 percent on social skills, and less than 15 percent on technical skill set.


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