Where does the English teatradition come from?Once upon a time a portugueseprincess named Catherine ofBragnaza married with an Englishprince Charles II. She moved toEngland and she discovered thatthey haven’t got tea. Then shemade the English brought her teafrom China. The English people inthe upper classes loved tea andso they get used to drink it.
Where does the tea come from?• The tea arrived to England in 1660aproximately and came from China byship.• The chinese added hot water to tea. ButEnglish people introduce the tradition tomix it with milk.
The beginnings of tea.• In the beginning was an upper-class drink, but it wasntuntil 1884 that it became cheap enough for all classes toafford it.• At first tea was served after dinner. Then, was part of thebreakfast and in the 1800 the ritual of drinking tea in theafternoon was created to fill the gap between lunch anddinner.
Nowadays• It became the infusion of every class inGreat Britain in the course of the 18thcentury and has remained so.
HOW IS ENGLISH TEA SERVE?In Britain tea is usually black tea servedwith milk and occasionally one ortwo teaspoons of sugar, usually ina mug.
Tea bowls• The English didn’t have anything to servetea so they import the chinese tea bowls.• Lately European manufacturers createdthe mug with a handle
English tea bowlsEnglishManufacturersstarted selling teabowls and tea potsseparetly. Buteventualy theyselled whole teasets that includes:cups, sources, teapot and the jug andbowl for the milkand sugar.