TEA TIME

English high tea was considered the top of elegant and aristocratic dining. Today it has returned its old glory. Despite the modern times there are rules to be followed...

LOW TEA , which is also known as Afternoon Tea is a formal tea setting with pastries and scones. It is served at a low table and is generally considered to be a ladies' social occasion. It is served between 2 PM and 5 PM.

HIGH TEA, which is now generally referred to ''tea'', was traditionally a working class meal served on a high table. It is also known as meat tea because meat was served with the tea. It is served between 5 PM and 7 PM.

HISTORY OF TEA TIME Tea was introduced in England in the 1600's. Today it is even more popular than coffee is in England! It all started between 1652 and 1654 when the first tea samples reached England. In 1662, Queen Catherine of Braganza married Charles II. She grew up drinking tea so she brought her favourite drink with her to England. In 1657 tea was introduced to the English public in coffee houses as a MEDIINAL DRINK,. During the 18th century tea gardens and tea parties became popular among the upper class. The tradition of HIGH TEA, as already mentioned, developed among the working class as a substitute for dinner. In the 19th century tea was even more popularized when luxury hotels introduced tea time as a form of entertainment and socialization which began everyday at 4 p.m. Today all around the world tea has become a favorite drink to many. It is not a surprise since it has many benefits.

High tea is served _____ 5 PM and 7 PM. f. in. b. for . b.TEA BENEFITS  it may prevent the development of type 1 diabetes and slow the progression once it has developed  men who drink more than 10 cups of green tea per day are less likely to develop liver disorders  some studies claim it may offer some protection against lung cancer  drinking 3 to 4 cups of tea a day can cut the chance of a heart attack  it contains fluoride which protects teeth  people who drink black tea 4 times a day for 6 weeks were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol  white tea may help prevent obesity and stop the growth of new fat cells TEA TIME PREPOSITIONS Fill in the gaps with the appropriate preposition: at. Tea gardens and tea parties became popular _____ the 18th century. in. between. Afternoon tea starts _____ 2 PM and ends _____ 5 PM. for. g. The was introduced to the English public _____ the 17th century. a (per). d. d. Answer key: a. g. at/at. People who drink more than 10 cups of green tea _____ day may lover the risk of liver disorders. c. e. during. between a. e. Tea was introduced in coffee houses as a medicinal drink _____ 1657. in. in. f. People who drink black tea 4 times a day _____ 6 weeks were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. c.