The turning point for tea in England began with the marriage of King Charles II to the Portuguese Princess Catherine de Braganza who was a tea lover. It was her love of the drink that established tea as a fashionable beverage first at court, and then among the the wealthy classes.
I for one, am so glad she did. There is nothing so relaxing and enjoyable as to sip tea and relax alone or with friends.
Any excuse, holiday, celebration or just time to chat are good reasons for hosting your own Tea. You can become a Certified Tea Hostess by attending the American Tea Master Associations Tea Etiquette Course. For more information go to: www.teamasters.org
Happy Tea Times,