Twining Tea it is one of my favorite brands of tea. I sip tea daily several times a day. Hence one of the reasons I chose to call myself Teacups and Fairy Tales. I not only love to sip tea at home but I also look for tea rooms when I travel. I love visiting different tea rooms to get the feel and views of the locals.
Did you know that afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840? The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread, and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves, and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
So in honor of the tradition of afternoon tea and to share my love of Twining Tea I am giving away a gift set of tea.
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