The English Tea Room

Exterior of a traditionally styled tea room: Newens, the Original Maids of Honour, Kew. The Tea Room; tea tables outside the domestic home In the latter part of the 19th century a new eating establishment began to appear, the Tea Room. The concept of the English Tea Room evolved from the implicit family values of…… Continue reading The English Tea Room

English Tea and polite manners

“The afternoon tea table is the same in its service whether in the tiny bandbox home of the newest bride, or in the drawing room of Mrs Worldly of Great Estates.” Emily Post, Etiquette in Society, 1922 Tea in the afternoon – the 300 year social ritual Tea, the old-fashioned ritual, still takes place in…… Continue reading English Tea and polite manners