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BRITISH TEA HISTORY WALK PART I

  • Natwest Bank 8 Southwark Street London, England, SE1 1TL United Kingdom (map)
Tea Tour and Walk London

Where: London Bridge
When:  Some Friday and Saturday morning
Cost:    £15

Our South Bank tea walk will be mainly about the history of tea – where it was born, how it came to Europe, and particularly England, how its popularity changed over time, where it was consumed, stored and sold. We will start it with tasting some amazing teas and then will continue with our journey!

On this walk you will find out:

- what the relationship between ornamental Camellia and the tea bush is, and actually meet a tea bush from Darjeeling. You will have a chance to compare both on the spot!

- what is the difference between Chinese and Indian teas

- how did Englishmen steel tea from the Chinese and what are they drinking now

- why it was that coffee houses and not tea houses first appeared in England

- how did the marriage of Charles II influence tea’s popularity

- which tea rooms inspired Charles Dickens

- which tea house Margaret Thatcher worked at and as who

- what is the connection between tea and the Tate Tate

….. and lots more!

If we have time, we will end our walk at a cafe or outside (if the weather is nice) with some socialising and tea.

You can either book your place by buying a ticket online using the link above, or pay cash on the day - in which case you will still need to book your place in advance by sending me an e-mail to withtlovers@gmail.com. This is because I need to know the numbers for the tea.

During this tour we will be spending more time at each site as the sites are situated close to each other.

I will be extremely happy to see you all! 

Please book your tickets, if you decide to join us!

Earlier Event: May 18
Gong Fu Tea Ceremony with Oolong Tea
Later Event: May 23
Tea Ceremony