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Do Tea Like The Brits Do

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Are you kidding me look at this tea spread. Complete with cotton candy. Wow would this be a fun afternoon. In the early 1800s, it was common to eat only two meals a day in England, an early breakfast and late evening meal. But it seems those events were too far apart that there would be hunger pangs. According to The Independent, an aristocrat, Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, decided to schedule time to take tea and a snack each afternoon. Over time, well-heeled acquaintances joined her and pretty soon, afternoon tea had evolved as a mini-meal in its own right. In modern times tea in the UK is enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a social event such as a birthday, baby shower, pre-wedding, or a gift. Usually made up of delicate finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes, they are served by most hotels and tea rooms. Get yourself some Connecticut-made Bigelow Tea and do it up!

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