Why the British Would Love Tea at Our House

Recently, an article was posted on this blog claiming that the Brits hate our tea. But I think the British would love tea at our house. As a Yank born and raised, somehow I got hooked on tea served British style. And of course that means serving those fave British tea brands. And those fave …

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How Far Around the World Does the British Tea Influence Extend?

The British Empire, on which it was once said that the sun never set, is a thing of the past, but the British influence on tea drinking is still felt in many parts of the world. How far this extends is another matter. Obviously, tea drinking is still very much alive and well in Britain, …

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How British Is Your Tea Time?

Tea – check! Scones – check! Is that enough? How British is your tea time? It needs to be more than just those two items. Gauge your set-up against a typical British tea time to see how close you come. A Fairly Typical British Tea Time The key word here is “time” since the time …

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A Guide to Pouring Tea British Style

British tea time has certain mannerisms associated with it. Employing some of these mannerisms will help your tea time be more authentically British, not to mention more enjoyable. This guide to pouring tea British style will help hone your skills and increase your tea time enjoyment. Preparing the Tea You can’t pour what you ain’t …

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5 Things the British Do to Put You at Ease at Tea Time

The British have a reputation worldwide for being reserved and having the ability to put you at ease whenever you’re at their house or even out at some event, such as the annual Buckingham Palace Garden Tea Party, which I wrote about earlier on this blog. Two questions here: 1. How do they manage this? …

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