Where to Take Tea: A Guide to Britain's Best Tearooms

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A nostalgic look at the world’s most popular beverage! The experience of taking tea is steeped in history, ritual and tradition, and this traveler’s companion looks at the fascinating story from all angles: the tea leaf, tea ceremonies, the customs associated with teatime, and tea paraphernalia. And for those eager to taste the finest brew, there are more than 50 places in Britain to enjoy afternoon tea over half of them in London, including the opulent splendor of the Lanesborough and the Ritz and the ...

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Overview

A nostalgic look at the world’s most popular beverage! The experience of taking tea is steeped in history, ritual and tradition, and this traveler’s companion looks at the fascinating story from all angles: the tea leaf, tea ceremonies, the customs associated with teatime, and tea paraphernalia. And for those eager to taste the finest brew, there are more than 50 places in Britain to enjoy afternoon tea over half of them in London, including the opulent splendor of the Lanesborough and the Ritz and the architectural wonder of the Great Court at the British Museum. In addition, there are recommendations for tearooms in other great historical cities, such as Bath, Oxford, York, and Cambridge. This revised edition includes new entries and updated text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566564823
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 95
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Foreword     6
Introduction     7
The Story of Tea     8
How it All Began     10
Outdoor and Travelling Tea     22
Tea and Symphony     28
Tearooms and Teashops     38
Where to Take Tea     44
How to Use This Guide     46
London     47
Rest of Britain     70
Index     96
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