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Afternoon tea

Message  MurielB le Mar 27 Déc - 13:46

Afternoon tea was invented by Anna Maria Russell, the 7th duchess of Belford, in 1840. Now it is, for the English, a way of sweetening the shock of a world gone mad. Once a month, there is an article written by English-speaking journalists in “Courrier international”. To-day it is about the British habit of taking tea, home made cakes and sandwiches at 4 o’clock. It is very interesting !
It seems to cheer them up when they sit down and take their time over a nice cup of tea. with delicious things to eat. They forget all the problems, the crisis and the tough things around. They find comfort in this sweet tradition.





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Re: Afternoon tea

Message  krystynaD le Sam 21 Jan - 22:02

Hi Muriel,

Afternoon tea is also very Australian.
Even working in the hospital, we have our "arvo" tea break from about 3pm.
But this is just a quick cup of coffee, a cake, and maybe a "fag" !!! No
I suppose the rich people have a more sophisticated afternoon tea, maybe cucumber sandwiches and strawberries with cream (a favourite of the Queen !)
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