Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TEA QUOTE

High Tea received its name during the Victorian period when families would eat an evening meal of meats, bread, cheese, and other substancial foods along with tea.
 These were eaten at a high dining table.
 (from 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know)


This is probably the #1 most commonly confused
 term regarding tea. 
Many people make the mistake of calling
 "Afternoon Tea" by the name "High Tea".
A repost!


20 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh I love your tea spread it's so delightful. I will sit a bit with you for High Tea.

Yummm it surely was delightful thank you.

Have a blessed evening.
Heidi

Miss Jen said...

LOVELY~~~ :>)

Lorna said...

Lovely things on the table! Beautiful desserts!
I'll have milk and sugar with my tea, please....

Southern Touch Catering said...

Forget what it's called- can I come eat with you!?! It looks divine.

Jason Witt said...

High Tea for the common people and Low Tea for the higher classes. Go figure.

parTea lady said...

It certainly is confused a lot. I've even seen Tea Room menus calling afternoon tea - high tea. Those petit four candles are so pretty.

Marilyn Miller said...

I agree; so many get confused on that one. Sometimes I explain it to them and sometimes I just leave it be.

Sarah said...

Lovely tea table. I always enjoy my visits for tea at your place. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Katherine said...

All is lovely! just love the needlework table scarf

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The table is set so pretty and festive, and I love the coconut cake and the petit fours. Happy Valentine's Day. xoxo Su

Curtains in My Tree said...

I watch Downton Abby of course and it's usually just ,lets have tea in the library or wherever?
I do need a cup of tea in the morning so what is this called?
your sweet tea table is darling and inviting

Vee said...

Oh I have been one of the confused...so high tea is really just supper/dinner (not lunch) at the dining room table. Hope I have that right. I like your yellow teapot!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I am sipping my chamomile tea right now while reading my favorite blogs. I love the yellow tea pot, it looks so pretty.

Szara Sowa said...

How tasty these cakes look. Beautiful tableware. Have a nice day.

Schotzy said...

High or low.. it's aftenoon now and Im on my way.... I love your header.. do I need to wear my snowshoes!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

That's good information to know Bernideen. But what do you mean at a high dining table?

June said...

When my daughter went to England this past year she learned this about high tea too Bernideen. I never really knew what it meant before then. Your table set for tea looks beautiful!
sending hugs...

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, that is one of my pet peeves. Thanks for addressing it again. Hope you don't mind that I just added a second link to your last link party. Thought someone might want to make a pretty pink (without artificial coloring) cake this weekend, so posted my Fresh Strawberry Frosting.

Daniela said...

You're right, it's a high tea, or better, yours is a VERY HIGH AND VERY INVITING tea, my dearest Bernideen, congrats on your table !!!
Sending so much love to you
Dany

Christina Paul said...

I see this mistake very often- I heard recently that American tourists visiting to England always ask for high tea- resulting in much confusion-
Whatever teas you host are always a delight!