| by Kenneth Chase | 27 comments

London English Tea at the Tea Shop


It says here, we’re right outside Twinings,
Thomas Twining founded this house by purchasing t as a coffee house originally. And then afterwards
he introduced tea here. And its been here ever since and its believed to be the oldest
company to have traded continuously on the same site with the same family since its foundation.
Wow, hand made leaf tea. Wow, hand made leaf tea Loose leaf tea. Delicate green tea leaves, hand sown, around chrysantheum flowers. Jasmine pearls. Hand rolled green tea pearls, scented with green tea flower. I think I’ll stick with the Englsh breakfast
tea to be honest. And the interesting thing about tea, when
it started coming in the very beginning in the eighteenth century, it was seen as a luxury. In fact a pound of it was half a day’s wages so people of lower classes, they couldn’t
afford it. And then later on in the nineteenth century,
it started coming in far more abundantly from China and India and it could be a bit more
cheap and that way it replaced coffee here in England. And its so popular, people, they drink 165million
cups of tea a day and 60 billion cups of tea a year in England So after seeing over 400 varieties of tea at Twinings I really feel like trying out afternoon tea in here. Hi, can I get the afternoon tea In a busy city like London, there’s always time for a good cup of afternoon tea Afternoon tea is sometimes called low tea. And that doesnt mean that the lower classes had it at a certain time. It just refers to the height of the table. So if it was low tea
it was around 3 to 5 and it was served kindof on a coffee table which was lower down. And
if it was high tea, it was later on in the evening. It was served on the high table.
So thats really what it meant. But afternoon was very different depending on what class you were from. If you were from the higher classes, you had something like
this. So you had the pastries, you had sandwiches, the typical cucumber sandwiches without the crusts. You had a scone, the jam, the clotted cream. And if you were from the lower classes
it was really the tea which was just a way to keep going, to keep working. So it was
a caffeine, a sugar hit so you could spend more time in the factories working the day
away basically. Yeah, I dont think I’m going to lose weight
on this trip either So maybe English food isn’t world wide famous and maybe they prefer Indian food, Japanese food and all different types of multi cultural
mixes but one thing they still know how to do really well is a great cup of tea.

27 Comments

Gar Lotch

Oct 10, 2014, 4:00 am Reply

i wish i lived in england, i drink tea every day :/

phuong Do

Jun 6, 2015, 2:03 am Reply

Love tea. Ps your beautiful

Marcus LeeP

Aug 8, 2015, 10:26 pm Reply

That was really nice. I am glad you had tea service at a great shop. Thanks for showing us.

Wind Lady

Jan 1, 2016, 10:06 pm Reply

I love English Breakfast tea. I also mix a brew of India and Darjeeling soaked in cinnamon oil, Orange rind, ginger, and allspice to drink. I soak both teas in cinnamon oil for a day. It was just something I borrowed from Orange spice tea. I am still trying to get the punch that Orange spice tea had when I first tasted it 35 yrs ago.

Lughnerson

Feb 2, 2016, 3:10 am Reply

She is very charming, but those blue earrings are just too much.

Johnny Dodger

Apr 4, 2016, 10:34 am Reply

I want to drink a up of tea with her lol

RK NINE

Jun 6, 2016, 10:50 pm Reply

I am a huge loose herbal tea drinker and I would love to visit England so this store would be a dream!!!

SYED ADEEL HUSSAIN

Jul 7, 2016, 1:14 am Reply

I love vanilla flavoured tea and Peach tea! two of my favourites. Twinning's English Breakfast is so so…

Oliver Eastman

Jul 7, 2016, 8:40 pm Reply

I went to Walmart and bought some of this tea English breakfast and put 3 teaspoons in and it tastes just right without it it tastes watery which I don't like any team Audrey not even the best tea but I'm no Englishmen

Melonbat

Aug 8, 2016, 12:23 am Reply

i love a good builders brew but i cant have it often because ive recently become lactose intolerant

Pinchedi

Oct 10, 2016, 5:03 pm Reply

I love my cup of tea with some weed.

Jane Arao

Jan 1, 2017, 3:59 pm Reply

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Gus Stone

Mar 3, 2017, 3:50 am Reply

You are gorgeous ! I would love to have tea with you.

Tiffany Alexandria

Apr 4, 2017, 8:37 pm Reply

that looks AMAZING ! i really want to visit london and have afternoon tea ❤❤

Certified Dank

Aug 8, 2017, 8:28 pm Reply

I am looking to buy a teapot for my tea drinking, has anyone got any recommendations for one and also a cup. thanks,

OffPH.wnr

Dec 12, 2017, 12:44 am Reply

Why does tea smell like watered down soda

MissTroy

Dec 12, 2017, 1:01 am Reply

Are you American? Thanks for the tour. I love tea ??

Ani Nur Mariam

Apr 4, 2018, 7:44 am Reply

I wish u read the explanation of all the tea that u smelled

Ani Nur Mariam

Apr 4, 2018, 7:44 am Reply

Love the way you speak

Donna Johnson

Apr 4, 2018, 2:10 am Reply

I love tea my favorite tea is Irish Breakfast Tea. I like taste of it.

Lolly Pop

May 5, 2018, 6:43 am Reply

I live in the U.S.A and I just started drinking tea everyday instead of coffee

bengalibadass

May 5, 2018, 1:03 pm Reply

It's pronounced as Tween-Ings…

anna leonardi

May 5, 2018, 3:44 am Reply

Hello where is the woman in this veido from?! She sounds like she is from Northern England Yorkshire….she us unique looking and classy and beautiful…Kate Middleton is not as attractive and overrated…..who is the Woman in these videos

Mark Francis

Sep 9, 2018, 5:42 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2018, 4:35 pm Reply

Tea is yummy!

Sarah Yah

Jan 1, 2019, 1:13 pm Reply

Nice earrings:)

Christina Smith

Oct 10, 2019, 7:13 pm Reply

You have Basic tastes lol

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