Teatime

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Just a simple article about the English tradition ''Teatime''
and that it is a part of the history and culture in the UK.
So let's see how did it start and how did it serve?

Submitted: May 09, 2014

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Teatime

Everybody knows the British drink tea, but did you know that they drink around 165 million cups every day? Tea is not just a drink, it is a tradition, and is a part of the history and culture in the UK.

Afternoon tea is a popular tradition that started in the early 1800s when people had tea parties at their homes or went out to tea shops or tea rooms at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Today, people continue this tradition and tea is served with a light meal of sandwiches, biscuits, cream cakes or fruit cake. In some parts of Britain, afternoon tea is called ‘High tea’ and usually includes a hot dish. It is similar to a cooked breakfast, and foods such as kippers or eggs with toast as well as cold meats are served.

Tea breaks are another tradition that have become a part of daily life. In the past, when workers began their day at about 6am, they took a break in the morning at around 11am to drink tea and have a light snack. Today many people call this ‘elevenses’ and have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Nowadays, a wide variety of different teas are available and different blends are drunk at different times.

English breakfast tea is taken in the morning because it has a strong flavor and it wakes you up ready for the day. Darjeeling from India and Earl Gray from china are mild and are best drunk with afternoon tea. Herbal and fruit teas are popular and drunk at any time of the day.



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