Updated: Aug 1, 2018
Peppered, if you will, throughout the literary world are references to tea, and afternoon tea. How many can you think of?
Classics such as the picnic in Wind in the WIllows, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland, Afternoon Tea in Anne of Green Gables, and so many more. This tells us that tea and afternoon tea are imbued into the social psyche.
Tea was instrumental to the independence of America when they threw a little 'tea party'. It was one of the world's largest traded commodities. The Japanese have tea ceremonies lasting hours and performed in buildings specially intended for the purpose.
Tea has become an intrinsic part of our daily life and, like coffee, is a go to resource when there are stresses or pressures, when we want to socialise or have quiet time, when we want to refresh and energise.
Next time you have a cup of tea maybe spare a thought for the fact that you are partaking in something that has had, and continues to have, such an impact around the world.
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