Tea room

Where there is tea, there is hope. 
Arthur Wing Pinero, the dramatist  

Background

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.

Layout

  • 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: 10,00 BYN;
  • Venue: Da Vinci Cafe;

* A certificate of completion is available upon request.

See the schedule below for further details and our offers.

The Rules of the English Coffeehouse

April 24, 2019

The Rules of the English Coffeehouse

The Coffee Ring Question

April 10, 2019

The Coffee Ring Question

The Rules of Christmas Tea – January

December 24, 2018

The Rules of Christmas Tea – January

The Rules of Choice

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Choice

The Rules of Party

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Party

The Rules of Consumption

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Consumption

The Rules of Having Fun

May 23, 2017

The Rules of Having Fun

The Rules of Talk

May 10, 2017

The Rules of Talk

The Fundamentals of Pub Etiquette

May 3, 2017

The Fundamentals of Pub Etiquette

The Rules of Beer Choice

April 12, 2017

The Rules of Beer Choice

At Roots of Civilization

April 5, 2017

At Roots of Civilization

You are What You Drink

March 29, 2017

You are What You Drink

Who is Who?

March 22, 2017

Who is Who?

The Rules of Pub Choice

March 15, 2017

The Rules of Pub Choice

Enduring Appeal of the Local

March 1, 2017

Enduring Appeal of the Local