I have always loved to have tea.... I think it is something I inherited from my mother. She loves a good afternoon of tea but a FANCY afternoon out was typically saved for a birthday or special occasion. However, when I lived in London... the art of taking tea became a regular occurrence both with my friends and my girls.... It is just such a civilized way to spend the afternoon.
Many times I will have tea and scones with cream and berries for my children after school. It is a beautiful way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of the day before the afternoon and evening activities begin.
Here is a little "tea knowledge" I learned while living overseas...
- "Taking Tea" refers to the ceremonial aspects of this glorious afternoon activity
- Did you know "TEA" does not just refer to the drink (this is where my love of champagne gets to come in...) but rather the MEAL of tea?
- There are 2 types of TEA... Afternoon or "low tea" & "high tea"
- Afternoon Tea is taken between 2 and 5 p.m. and is usually a light snack with sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones.
- High Tea is taken between 5 - 7 p.m. and is considered an early evening meal
I'd like to invite you to find an afternoon to enjoy The Lost of Taking Tea.... I think you will find it to be one of the most enjoyable and rejuvenating respites you have had in a while.
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