Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tea Quote

Afternoon tea was started by Anna, seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the nineteenth century.  She invited guests for tea and sweets in the afternoon to help fill the long gap between breakfast and dinner.  Soon this became tradition in England and North America.
From 365 Things Every Tea LoverShould Know

5 comments:

[email protected] My Yellow Door said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your tea blog! Very cozy and interesting too. Those little tea hearts in your post below are adorable. I've never seen them before. I would enjoy having you stop by as I'm serving tea today myself, as I do every Tuesday. Hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn said...

I enjoyed seeing the violets in your picture today. I am waiting for spring so mine come up and bloom!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Love your blog and I shall be spending some time reading over your old posts.
I like the teapot with what looks like little violets on it.
I recently bought a teapot birdfeeder that I showed on one of my 'Friday's Favourites' that I'm looking forward to hanging outside this summer.

~Deborah~ said...

I don't know of a better way to spend unused time! I appreciate learning the history behind teatime traditions.

Deborah in NC

Miss Jen said...

So sweet! :)