Capital Centric brings you Afternoon Tea Lessons
Afternoon Tea Lessons with Professor Caroline
When you picture a quintessentially English tea, you most likely see a three tier cake stand bedecked with crust-less sandwich-fingers and dainty, opulent cakes, crowned, perhaps with pastel coloured macaroons. Pretty (and tasty!) though the vision is, this is the 21st century’s rather decadent fusion of many traditions of tea taking. It might be what a tea party looks like today, but it was not how it looked in the past.
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The “Englishness” of Tea
Tea was first imported from China in the late 17th century. Today, we continue to quench our insatiable thirst for tea from foreign import, sourcing our English Breakfasts, Earl Greys, Darjeelings and Assams primarily from India and China. How, then, did this exotic drink come to be so much a part of the English character? How did tea make its way from porcelain in the parlours of the wealthy into chipped builder’s mugs?
Join Professor Caroline for a truly English Tea Party
Learn how and why tea became such an integral part of daily English life, and its association with polite behaviour and respectability.
Learn how to recognise ‘English-style’ tea
Understand that there are numerous different meals, events and places that are all linked to the word ‘TEA’.
Practice the ‘good manners’ expected at a tea table.
Enjoy the most important parts of any tea party: tea, cake, and conversation!
Our Afternoon Tea Lessons are available to book at a variety of restaurants including Gillray's, Browns, Brasserie Blanc, Urban Meadow, Scoff & Banter, Michelin Starred 7 Park Place and the Army & Navy Club. Rates start from just £29.50 per person including Professor Caroline and a delicious Afternoon Tea (minimum numbers apply)
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