The Tea Room – tea outside the home

The Social Space of The English Tea Room Many of my students over the years have dreams of opening an English tea room, whether this be here in the UK or in their own country. They have attended classes with me to find out how they can make their tea room authentic or traditional. ItContinue reading “The Tea Room – tea outside the home”

Tea, the evening meal and ‘the deserving poor’!

‘A Cottage Interior – an Old Woman Preparing Tea’, William Redmore Bigg, 1793 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London When we think about present day iterations of ‘Tea’ as anything other than the beverage, the dominant presence of the fashionable, urban upper and elite classes overwhelms the silent majority of British tea drinkers. Despite beingContinue reading “Tea, the evening meal and ‘the deserving poor’!”