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A lovely tradition My upcoming new book will provide all you need to know, whether you are planning to visit a famous tea house in London, organizing a fundraiser or just hosting a tea at home. In 1662 Catherine of Braganza of Portugal married Charles II and brought with her the preference for tea, which had already become common in Europe.
Debrett’s also advises that you keep a heated pot of water nearby in case to help dilute tea if it is too strong.
The following are the types of items you will find at tea.
Steep 3 or 4 minutes and don’t let the tea steep too long or it will become bitter.
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I am sure she quickly realized that a lot of gossip could be shared if she invited other ladies to her quarters to share her cakes.
Queen Victoria herself was encouraged to start hosting her own parties as a way of re-entering society after the passing of her beloved husband Albert. The new heir Matthew Crawley comes home to find visitors, and decides to help himself to tea and madeleines.
To help make your tea experience less stressful, here are some tips to take to the Dowager House, your local tea shop, or famous London tea house: *Since ancient Rome, a cultured person ate with 3 fingers, a commoner with five.
Thus, the birth of the raised pinkie was a perceived sign of elitism, however the The pinky “up” rule is actually a misinterpretation of the 3 fingers vs 5 fingers dining etiquette.
It was Anne, Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, who is credited for first “inventing” Afternoon Tea, but actually it had been a gradual evolution.