Tea Rooms, Tea Courts, and Tea Dances

In the late 1800s the best hotels in the U.S. and the U.K. began to host tea rooms and tea courts. The tea service served in the late afternoon gave the genteel Victorians a place to meet for a sip of tea and conversation. Many of these tea courts became the epitome of elegance like …

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Tea Scents Wafting My Way, Part I

By A.C. Cargill Tea scents wafting my way are one of life’s great pleasures, especially since I have a very sensitive nose. Very. No, it’s not grossly oversized like Rostand’s fictional character, Cyrano de Bergerac, or even as large as one-time Vaudevillian and comic actor Jimmy Durante or singer/actor Barbra Streisand. Quite the contrary. It’s …

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