Let’s consider taking afternoon tea, and let’s imagine we are drinking Earl Grey tea. Now, like most teas (excepting perhaps oolong or green teas), Earl Grey can be taken with milk or lemon, but not both. Today we are taking our Earl Grey with the former. We are all set – we have a pot [...]
In the first part of our Tea Series, our English Gentleman describes the consummate English tradition of Afternoon Tea.
‘The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.’ George Gissing (The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft)
The time for afternoon tea is 4 o’clock. Never earlier, but possibly later if it morphs into [...]
We are pleased to announce some exciting new features on An English Gentleman. Our new series of articles in the “Being English” category highlights some of the most quintessentially English customs and traditions. Stay tuned for the first of our “traditions” series: The T Series, explaining everything you wanted to know about that consummate English tradition: the art [...]