Where there is tea, there is hope. Arthur Wing Pinero, the dramatist
Within these series (see below) of the out-of-the-classroom activities we will take you to the core of the rules & rituals of tea choice, consumption and partying over a cuppa.
The ubiquitous cup of tea is as much a part of English life as indifferent weather, the BBC or the queue at the post office. Look at the facts: Englishmen drink 62 billion cups per year; 70% of population (over age ten) drank tea yesterday; over 25% of milk consumed in the UK goes into their cups of tea. Tea, since its arrival to the country in the seventeenth century, has shaped the lives, history, work, culture and even the bodies of the English. Not surprisingly for a drink that they take throughout the day, every day, there is a fascinating story to tell about its origins and how it took England by storm to become their second-most-popular beverage after tap water.
Tea is synonymous with England. The story of the nation’s intimate relationship with tea is in effect the social history of England, reflecting aspects of the trade, manners, fashion, art, drinking habits, industrial legislation, foreign policy, and health.
Well, the kettle is on, come and join us for the amazing tale of tea and the hidden rules behind it.
- Scope: 4 get-togethers;
- Time: 2 hrs each (or as long as we get stuck) from 6 to 8 pm;
- Days: to be announced;
- Fee: 4,45 BYN;
- Venue: Da Vinci Cafe;
* A certificate of completion is available upon request.
See the schedule below for further details on the offers.
The Rules of Christmas TeaJanuary 5, 2018
Let joy or ease, let affluence or content,
And the gay…
The Rules of ChoiceMay 23, 2017
“In vino Veritas. In Aqua satietas. In… What…
The Rules of PartyMay 23, 2017
“My hour for tea is half-past five, and my…
The Rules of ConsumptionMay 23, 2017
“You cannot make tea so fast as I can gulp it down”
Samuel Johnson, the writer, lexicographer (1709-1784)
By far…Read more
The Rules of Having FunMay 23, 2017
‘Ecstasy is a glass of tea and a piece of…
The Rules of TalkMay 10, 2017
Another thing that always fascinated me about the pub is the special type of…
The Fundamentals of Pub EtiquetteMay 3, 2017
‘Just as drinking and its effects are imbedded in other aspects of culture, so are many other aspects of culture…
The Rules of Beer ChoiceApril 12, 2017
Beer! Beer! We want more beer! All the lads are cheering’, Get the blooming beers…
At Roots of CivilizationApril 5, 2017
I liked the taste of beer, its live, white lather, its brass-bright depths, the sudden world…
You are What You DrinkMarch 29, 2017
Everyone is drunk, but drunk joylessly, gloomily and heavily, and everyone…
Who is Who?March 22, 2017
…common elements come together in the English pub in a different way, under the benign but…
The Rules of Pub ChoiceMarch 15, 2017
There is no private house in which people can enjoy…
Enduring Appeal of the LocalMarch 1, 2017
To write of the English inn is almost to write about England itself… as…