Thursday, 22 November 2012

English high tea - History and customs

Hello everyone :),
I found this wonderful graphic which explains tea time history and customs which I thought I would share with you all. I love tea whether it is for high tea, afternoon tea or a quick cuppa before leaving the house! I really love the ettiquette for high tea that is has listed at the bottom!
Hope you enjoy reading this post :) 

The history and customs of high tea

So who would like some high tea !? Have your's from a beautiful vintage teacup (all made in England) Please take a look at the link above to see the tea cups I currently have listed in my shop.

Would love to hear from people from other countries to hear what their tea time is like and if they have any different ettiquette for tea or traditions :) would be fun to hear so please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great day :)
The Dorothy Days 


  1. I didn't know that about the scone! Split it in half...good to know. I got to have high tea while I visited England and it was wonderful!

  2. What a fun graphic! I am a German in America and currently more tuned into Swiss coffee - LOL. But when I lived in Australia I was a tea addict. I still drink it quite a bit, but no special customs with it. I used to love scones with clotted cream and jam + tea when visiting England - YUM!

  3. Dorothy, we love this wonderful graphic! Wow, this is so fun and very informative. It really makes us want to have a wonderful cup of holiday tea. YES, high tea please! Thank you for sharing.

    ~Sampson & Lorrie

  4. I love reading about English customs. My uncle did part of our family tree and we were related to the last true Prince of Whales, but I was an Anglophile way before that.

  5. Oh this is really interesting! Thanks for sharing. There's quite a bit to learn from this graphic. =0)
    New follower here from Interactive Blogging team.

  6. Hi,we drink tea different way that .
    But I'd like to be there at the tea time as above.
    Lots of love from Turkey.

  7. Thanks for sharing this! I was very recently trying to figure out the difference between low tea and high tea. But this graphic is far more informative than whatever website I landed on. Also, I love the etiquette rule about the scones. Next time I have a scone I am going to eat it the proper way.

  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments! Glad that you all enjoyed this blog post


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