The tea time tradition began in Britain in the 1700’s when The 7th Duchess Anna Marie Stanhope of Bedford, England and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria got hungry in the middle of the afternoon. As the story goes, the good Duchess also known as Gentlewoman of Her Majesty’s Bedchamber, would have food brought to her in the afternoons and that would keep her until the evening meal. As she began this practice, other British hungry souls adopted this practice as well. The rest as they say is history, and the afternoon tea was established.
For the European and American colonist alike, tea was expensive, and drinking it was often a social event. A distinct etiquette developed around its consumption, and special utensils were designed for preparing and serving it. Teapots made of silver were the choice of the well-to-do.
We studied the silver works of Paul Revere, Thomas Brown and the Art Deco style of Gene Theobald & Virginia Hamill.
September 13, 2011 PowerPoint TEA TIME week 4
Have a good week! -Mrs. S.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thess 5:23