Tea

SHANCES
SOCIAL READINESS & ETIQUETTE

TEA CULTURE

There are many countries and people that embrace tea as a central part of the their food culture: China, Japan, India, Russia, France, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, North America and the United Kingdom to name a few.

 

HIGH TEA IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

High tea is a "meal" or social entertainment at which tea is served; esp. an ordinary afternoon or evening meal, at which the usual beverage is tea (but sometimes cocoa, chocolate, coffee, or other substitute). Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches,, scones served with clotted cream and preserves, cakes and pastries.

DOs and DON'Ts

Do follow tea brewing instructions.

Do use sugar cubes when possible.

Do not raise or stick your pinky finger out when drinking tea.

Do not blow on hot tea.

Do not put a wet teaspoon back into the sugar container. 

THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA

What you will need

  •   Kettle

  •   Teapot

  •   Tea leaves 

  •   Measuring spoon

  •   Tea ball, tea strainer or infuser

  •   teacup

  •   Milk

  •   Sugar

  •   Llemon  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to make

1. Boil water
     
2. Warm pot by pouring some of the boiling water into the teapot swirl it around and then pour it out.  

3. Place tea leaves into the teapot. Note: you may also put the leaves into a tea ball or infuser, which is then dropped into the pot.

 
4. Let tea steep for approximately 2-5 minutes depending on the tea. 

5. Pour tea into a teacup using a tea strainer to avoid tea leaves entering the cup.  


6. Add milk, sugar, or lemon to taste.
    

SANDWICHES

"For afternoon tea, cut the sandwiches into four triangles or three long fingers, and cut off the crusts first, to give a more elegant finish. Small, bite-sized sandwiches look best served alongside scones, mini tarts and slices of cake."-Mary Berry

Apple and cucumber sandwiches

Smoked salmon, caper and cream cheese

Egg and caper mayonnaise sandwiches