Join the Tea Dance

There’s a scene in a recent episode of a popular British series where several of the lead characters go to a “thé dansant” in a nearby town. Skipping the French they used because they were terribly hoity-toity, the Tea Dance was a staple of English life for the best part of a century from the …

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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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