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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Tea Minute

High Tea received its name during the Victorian period when families would eat an evening meal of meats, bread, cheese, and other substantial foods along with tea. These were eaten at a high dining table--hence "High Tea".

Low Tea--the afternoon tea--was created as a time for a light snack with tea served in sitting rooms at the low tables near the sofa and chairs. Low Tea is actually the more formal tea.

1 comment:

Pauline said...

Thanks for sharing that :o) One lump, please :o)