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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New Brand Alert: Ahmad Tea 🚨

Coming to you from the UK, this family business has nothing but amazing tasting teas to offer. We decided to add this brand based on your input as our consumers because we had a ton of recommendations to sell it! There are a total of four generations behind this business so they definitely know what …

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Saving British Tea?

By William I. Lengeman III Is tea under threat in Britain, a country that's pretty much a poster child for our beloved leafy beverage and which chose it, a few years back, as one of the icons that have formed the nation's identity? Well, not so fast, Jack. While there are those who decry the …

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England’s Homegrown Tea

The English love tea. Yeah, no kidding. A statement like that ranks right up there on the blatantly obvious scale along with such gems as rain is wet and dogs bark. Though tea got its start in China, the English were probably more instrumental than anyone in spreading it to the rest of the world. …

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Tea and Enlightenment

In the East, tea has long been viewed as medium to help achieve enlightenment. Rumor has it that the first tea plants grew from the eyelids of a Buddhist monk who grew sleepy while meditating. The monk was so ashamed that he removed his eye lids and threw them to the ground so it would …

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Some Thoughts on the History of English Tea

In China, the custom of drinking tea leaves has been around for thousands of years, at least since the Tang Dynasty (June 18, 618 – June 4, 907) if not earlier. However, tea only migrated into England much later in the 1660s when King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess who enjoyed …

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The History of Tea

From the Arab nations around the world to Zimbabwe, tea seeps through world culture. In North African countries, for example, tea is always shared before business is conducted, thus it is known as “the oil of commerce.” In Japan, the drinking of tea is an element in religious rites, and in WWII Great Britain, Winston …

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