Afternoon Tea vs High Tea

  Did you know that all the different tea times in Britain have a specific name? Pretty neat. Afternoon tea and high tea are sometimes used interchangeably but if you really know your British tea habits, you will know they are nowhere near the same. Afternoon Tea is more for the non-working class or those …

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Don’t Tread on Britain’s Tea

There are a few countries whose citizens drink more tea than the British but none of them roll right off the tip of the tongue. If you're like me, when you think of great tea-drinking peoples throughout history you probably think of the British. Which is why the recent flap over tennis and tea there …

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6 Teas That Do Surprisingly Well Served British-Style

The British are known for their love of tea and that attitude that tea is the cure for all of life’s mishaps. Break a nail (after just having a very expensive manicure and special nail polish applied)? Have a cup of tea. Your spouse ran off with the clerk from the grocery store? Have a …

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How to Go “Full British” at Tea Time

There are lots of ways to enjoy tea. None seems more emblematic, though, that the “full British” tea time. But how do you achieve that? Here are some ways. Use British-style Teawares British-style teawares are, by definition, anything that fits that tradition of the uniquely British tea time, whether it’s tea with a “full English” …

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5 Signs That You’re “Going British” at Tea Time

No matter where you were born and raised, you could find your tea times taking on an increasingly British air. How do you tell if this is happening? Here are 5 signs that you’re “going British” at tea time: 1 Heightened Anticipation You start to feel a heightened sense of anticipation as tea time draws …

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In Tea, Milk Comes First

In tea, there is often a proper order to things (like the Byrds song “Turn Turn Turn”). Grow the tea, then harvest it. Process the tea, then package it. Stock the tea, then sell it. Buy the tea, then enjoy it. The enjoyment can also have a certain order. Heat the water, then steep the …

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