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The Different Types of Tea in Britain - There are Many

Tea was first brought to Britain in the early 17th century by the East India Company. It was an expensive product one only for the rich and often kept under lock and key. Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II introduced the ritual of drinking teas to the English Royal Court and the habit was soon adopted by the aristocracy. The first tea shop for ladies was opened by Thomas Twining in 1717 slowly tea shops began to appear throughout England making the drinking of teas available to…

From the serene tea ceremonies of Asia to the lavish cream teas of England, take a delicious taste of a very special beverage. Connoisseurs interested in hosting a tea party, finding a salon that serves 240 different blends, or getting expert advice on pairing tea with a variety of foods will find advice and information here—including an insider’s view of how tea is enjoyed in New York, Boston, Paris, and beyond.

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Boston Workshop Shoot by Justin & Mary

I love the idea of using old traincases or luggage or even hat boxes as props for food and drink. Would be great for a shower or a ladies tea.