#EngTrivia: Afternoon Tea

Hi guys, how are you today? Did you have a great day?

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By the way, what is your favorite drink? And what drink do you usually order when you are at a restaurant? Great. Did you drink tea today? Today, we are having a discussion on tea; the afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes.

Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as ‘tea receptions’.

These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open ‘at home’ invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm. In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party.

That’s all #EngTrivia for today, guys! Thank you so much for your attention. See you tomorrow.

 

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Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

 

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