Tea in the UK
As life progresses towards equality, the British gradually erase the class distinction in tea. At present, most English drink tea in the early morning, at 11am and in the 3-4 hour period.
An interesting social ritual
The English tea tradition is world famous, but the tea appears here rather late, around the 17th century. In the 18th century, new teas began to be consumed. Countess Anna Maria Russell - Bedford's seventh is the most mentioned name in tea history in England. At that time in England only eat two meals, causing the Duchess to feel hungry and bored and about 4 pm. She thought of drinking a teapot and eating pastries in her room, then invited her friends to come along. Since then, the tea movement has spread among the upper classes (low tea, afternoon tea) and is gradually becoming an interesting social ritual. When the term "high tea" came to mean that the tea party had spread to the middle and lower classes, they drank tea at 5pm to distinguish them from the 4pm dinner of the nobility.
As life progresses towards equality, the British gradually erase the class distinction in tea. At present, most English drink tea in the early morning, at 11am and in the 3-4 hour period. If you meet them, they will say, "Stop at three, everything stops for tea" - everything stops at 3:30 pm to spend time for tea. In the home or office, there are certain tea hours that are called "tea breaks".
Recipes tea and pastries
British people focus on sophistication. They used porcelain teapots with classic patterns. Cups and plates are made of white ceramics and must follow sets. They focus on purity of water and freshness of tea leaves. Commonly used tea leaves are Assam, Darjeeling or Earl Gray. Techniques for making tea appear in water colors and tea flavors. After making tea, they add a quantity of milk or sugar according to taste and taste.
Whether drinking tea or tea, must have cake. Sweet pies are creamed, buttered or covered with chocolate. There are also fruits or sandwiches. There are some types of pastries that are often used in tea parties such as Crumpets, Eccles, Scones, Finger Sandwich, Sticky Toffee Pudding ...
Vietnamese youth enjoy English tea
Over the past two years, the flow of English tea is loved by young Vietnamese. Tea party originally appeared in five-star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Tea and pastries are processed according to the traditional taste of Europe, serving mainly businessmen who exchange work. Gradually, English-style tea is available for everyone on weekends or special occasions.
There are three important factors that make up an afternoon tea party: delicious tea, delicious bread and beautiful space. To make it suitable for Vietnamese youth, there is a basic tea menu including toast (scrambled eggs and cream), scone, éclair, macaroon ...
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