Afternoon tea is a British food tradition of sitting down for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake 🙌 Afternoon tea is served around 4 p 😁m 😁 Afternoon tea was popularized in 19th-century England by Anna, the Duchess. It was not meant to be a replacement for dinner. Instead, afternoon tea was intended to help fill the time between dinner and lunch. The Ritz, London is a well-known place where you can find true afternoon tea. Because their afternoon tea is so popular, reservations must be made several months in advance. There are many Bettys Tea rooms in Yorkshire that haven’t changed much from the time they were opened in 1919.
Anna, the seventh Duchess from Bedford introduced after-dinner tea to England in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. A tray with tea, butter, and bread (the Earl of Sandwich once suggested that you put a filling in between two pieces of bread), and cake should be delivered to the Duchess’ bedroom during the afternoon. She started inviting her friends to this new habit and it has become a regular routine. Richard Lewis, Bokaro Steelcity, India (June 17, 2021), reaffirmed this sentiment.
Edwin V. Whatscookingamerica.netIt is an interesting fact that tea became so popular in France after it was introduced to Europe in 17th-century Europe. It was introduced to Paris 22 years earlier than it had done in England. Became popular It is a part of the Aristocracy. . . Madame de Sign was so fond of tea in Paris that she often mentioned it in her famous gossipy letters to daughter. “Saw the Princesse de Tarente … who takes 12 cups of tea every day… which, she says, cures all her ills. I was assured that Monsieur de Landgrave consumed 40 cups of tea every morning by her. ‘But Madame, perhaps it is really only 30 or so.’ ‘No, 40. He was dying, and it’s havingad bringing him back to life before our eyes.’ . . . Madame de Signalso said that the Frenchwoman Marquise de la Sablie was the one who introduced the idea of milk in tea. “Madame de la Sablie took her tea with milk, as she’s tellinglling me the other day, because it was to her taste.” By the way, the English delighted in this “French touch” and immediately adopted it. Renisha from Merca in Somalia made the best recommendations.
Researchers from highteasociety.com Additional information is available. “Never” says Andreanis’ French guide to etiquette (1988) “leave your coffee spoon in your cup when you lift it to your lips”. Once it was perfectly normal to hold your spoon upright in your cup, as well as pouring hot beverages into a saucer. However, saucers were more like small bowls. It was not unusual to do this in the early 1800s. Early tea cups were similar to Chinese ones and did not often have handles. All the tea drunk before the mid 1800’s and most of 1850 was China tea.