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.

Outlay

  • 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.

Events timeline

The Rules of Choice

May 23, 2017
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In vino Veritas. In Aqua satietas. In… What…

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The Rules of Party

May 23, 2017
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“My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”

Wilkie…

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The Rules of Consumption

May 23, 2017
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You cannot make tea so fast as I can gulp it down

Samuel…

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The Rules of Having Fun

May 23, 2017
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‘Ecstasy is a glass of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth’

Alexander…

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The Rules of Talk

May 10, 2017
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Another thing that always fascinated me…

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The Fundamentals of Pub Etiquette

May 3, 2017
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‘Just as drinking and its effects are imbedded in other aspects of…

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The Rules of Beer Choice

April 12, 2017
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Beer! Beer! We want more beer! All the…

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At Roots of Civilization

April 5, 2017
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I liked the taste of beer, its…

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You are What You Drink

March 29, 2017
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Everyone is drunk, but drunk joylessly, gloomily and heavily, and everyone is…

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Who is Who?

March 22, 2017
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…common elements come together in the English pub…

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The Rules of Pub Choice

March 15, 2017
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There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves…

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Enduring Appeal of the Local

March 1, 2017
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To write of the English inn is almost to write about England…

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