A Taste of History with Joyce White

Taking Tea: Teatime Across the Centuries

‚ÄčLearn about the history of the tea drink and the tradition of taking tea as an afternoon snack or evening meal.  Learn about the differences between high tea, low tea, and afternoon tea.   The similarities and differences between various popular tea types will be discussed in addition to an exploration of the history of classic tea treats such as the English Muffin, the crumpet, the scone, and clotted cream.  The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to taste hot tea, scones, 19th c. Lady Newport Teacakes, and Lavender Shortbread!