British Culture and Tea

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Lynn Soeters 英語
2016年12月21日
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AFTERNOON TEA (The traditional 4 o'clock tea)

This is a small meal, not a drink. Traditionally it consists of tea (or coffee) served with
either of the following:

  • Freshly baked scones served with cream and jam (Known as a cream tea)
  • Afternoon tea sandwiches - thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off.
  • Assorted pastries

Afternoon Tea today

Afternoon tea is not common these days because most adults go out to work. However, you can still have Afternoon tea at the many tea rooms around England.

Afternoon tea became popular about one hundred and fifty years ago, when rich ladies invited their friends to their houses for an afternoon cup of tea. They started offering their visitors sandwiches and cakes too. Soon everyone was enjoying Afternoon tea.



HIGHTEA (The traditional 6 o'clock tea)

The British working population did not have Afternoon Tea. They had a meal about midday, and a meal after work, between five and seven o'clock. This meal was called 'high tea' or just 'tea'.

(Today, most people refer to the evening meal as dinner or supper.)

Traditionally eaten early evening, High tea was a substantial meal that combined delicious sweet foods, such as scones, cakes, buns or tea breads, with tempting savouries, such as cheese on toast, toasted crumpets, cold meats and pickles or poached eggs on toast. This meal is now often replaced with a supper due to people eating their main meal in the evenings rather than at midday.
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My name is Lynn and I am a native English teacher living in The Netherlands. I have experience of teaching General and Business English, both face to face and online. I also have a qualification in teaching English grammar so if you are stuck with any area of your grammar I will be able to help you with that. My aim is to maximise our time together and ensure you have a fun, positive and exciting learning experience that builds your confidence. All the lessons are adapted to meet your requirements and interests. I am originally from Coventry, which is in the centre of England. I worked as an IT Relationship Manager whilst I was living in England and spent a lot of my time travelling around the UK with work. So I was very lucky to see a lot of the country and meet lots of interesting people. I have been living in The Netherlands for 3 years now and I love the people and culture here. I am very lucky to live in a beautiful area called Zeeland which is full of woods and golden sandy beaches. Having moved to another country I understand how challenging it can be to learn a foreign language. I also understand how sucessful it can be if the learning environment is fun and interesting. I have lots of hobbies and interests. I love to read, oil paint, walk on the beach and in the woods, keep fit, canoe and eat! I like anything that makes me laugh and really enjoy spending time with my friends who are great fun. I really like food from different cultures, its wonderful to try something new. I would love to help you on your English language journey!
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My name is Lynn and I am a native English teacher living in The Netherlands. I have experience of teaching General and Business English, both face to face and online. I also have a qualification in teaching English grammar so if you are stuck with any area of your grammar I will be able to help you with that. My aim is to maximise our time together and ensure you have a fun, positive and exciting learning experience that builds your confidence. All the lessons are adapted to meet your requirements and interests. I am originally from Coventry, which is in the centre of England. I worked as an IT Relationship Manager whilst I was living in England and spent a lot of my time travelling around the UK with work. So I was very lucky to see a lot of the country and meet lots of interesting people. I have been living in The Netherlands for 3 years now and I love the people and culture here. I am very lucky to live in a beautiful area called Zeeland which is full of woods and golden sandy beaches. Having moved to another country I understand how challenging it can be to learn a foreign language. I also understand how sucessful it can be if the learning environment is fun and interesting. I have lots of hobbies and interests. I love to read, oil paint, walk on the beach and in the woods, keep fit, canoe and eat! I like anything that makes me laugh and really enjoy spending time with my friends who are great fun. I really like food from different cultures, its wonderful to try something new. I would love to help you on your English language journey!

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