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Tea Time Around the World

"When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things." ~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Government notice that appeared in The North Midland Times newspaper on 10 July 1942 advising of tea rationing.

The Braithwaites Teas mobile station, serving cream teas in London

Preparing Masala tea, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Global Tea Etiquette : How to Drink Tea Around the World

Korean afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt in Seoul. Photo by Simon Richmond

tea time at Intercontinental Hongkong

Bellocq Tea Atelier; Greenpoint, NY (photo by Anna Williams)

Japanese roasted green tea ほうじ茶

Nippy Waitress: 1925-33. A young waitress employed by the catering firm J. Lyons who employed them in his Corner House teashops. Dressed in the uniform of a 'Nippy', a style introduced in 1925. The nick-name 'Nippy' was given to waitresses in tea shops and restaurants owned by J. Lyons because they 'nipped' speedily in between tables when serving customers.

afternoon tea at the Orangery, Kensington Palace, London