ANGELA & BRIAN

AN AFTERNOON TEA ~ BRIAN ~ A 2 9 3 Acrostic Sonnet !


Notice of absence from ANGELA & BRIAN
GOOD EVENING FRIENDS ~ ANGELA & BRIAN HERE ~ TO RECHARGE OUR BATTERIES WE WILL BE ON HOLIDAY (IN UK ONLY) FROM SATURDAY (24 OCTOBER) AND WILL NOT BE *ON LINE* ! WE WILL MISS ALL YOUR POETRY AND (AS YOU WISH) YOUR VERY WELCOME COMMENTS ON OUR ODD ODES ~ THANKS. WE FIND MPS IS VERY ENJOYABLE & EVEN CHALLENGING AT TIMES ! BLESSINGS - LOVE - JOY & PEACE TO ALL - ANGELA & BRIAN & SMOKEY CAT ~ ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›


 

WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES FOUR ~ EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA !

 

AN AFTERNOON TEA CEREMONY in England ~ was

Normally observed @ 4 O'clock in the afternoon !

 

A Leaf Tea was selected and spooned into a preheated Teapot

Freshly boiled water was added ~ and the brew was stirred.

Then it was allowed to brew for several minutes .......

Each type of Tea had its own specific brewing time ! When

Ready the Tea was poured through a really .......

Nice Silver Strainer into a China Cup ~ with a matching Saucer !

One could add lemon or milk and / or sugar to taste.

One complements the Tea with petit crustless Sandwhiches   

Nice plain Biscuits and assorted Pastries ~ AMEN !

 

The Afternoon Tea Ceremony is only observed in Posh Tea Rooms &

Elegant Ladies Circles. In the majority of Plebian Establishments

A Mug of Tea is unceremoniously served ~ brewed with a T*A B*G ! 

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 

 

This poem was inspired by CHRISTINA 8's Poem yesterday

A CUP OF TEA !  Have you had the opportunity to savour 

An Afternoon Tea Ceremony ? It is a dying Art ! The Pump

Room at BATH (UK) perform it perfectly and with a Live

String Quartet !  I am fortunate because in my Office ~ which

is in the Microbiology Lab ~ I have the equipment to brew myself

(and any visitors) a fresh brew of *Leaf Earl Grey* and a

Digestive Biscuit @ exactly 4pm each working day ~ AMEN !

 

 

Comments10

  • orchidee

    Get the String Quartet going, the silver strainer, and digestives, etc.
    But yuk, not Earl Grey - sickly sweet!
    Fido will accompany the quartet with his singing/howls.
    The Women's Institute (W.I.) may have afternoon teas, but they're very scary - the women, that is!

    • ANGELA & BRIAN

      Thanks UNCLE STEVE ~ To each his own ! I guess you like LAPSANG SOOSONG a really black tea only sold as leaf ! Or there is HORNIMANS floor sweepings only sold as Teabags ! Take your pick. The WI do have *Tea & Biscuits* after Meeting ~ usually PG TIPS (teabags !) and assorted biscuits !

      Blessings & Joy to You & Frumpy Fido !
      Yours BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

      • orchidee

        Oohh, I reckon it's PG Tips for me. Not too weak, not too strong, not too much sugar, always with milk. Without milk tea is like castor oil.

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      • dusk arising

        Now that's a tea i would readily enjoy for i am a lover of good hot Earl Grey.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Most Three Star * * * Hotels (and above) still do a nice Afternoon Tea ~ but it will set you back about ยฃ15 ($20) per person ! But well worth it for the 19th Century experience ! Top hats should be worn ~ especially in the Pump Room @ BATH !

          Yours BRIAN ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

        • Michael Edwards

          Hum you said a rude word : teabag. Great write about a practice now sadly on the decline.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            TEALEAF ~ Is rhyming slang for a THIEF
            TEABAG ~ For a SLAG !

            Hi Uncle Steve ~ pleased you enjoyed our Collaboration ~ We love HIGH TEA in the PUMP ROOM @ Bath ! We sometimes go in Edwardian Dress and the Yanks all want to take a SELFIE with US ! We are both THESPIANS at heart ! I guess ORCHII & His Baskerville Hound will want us to label it *18* because of the expletive T*A B*G !

            An Aftearnoon Tea ~ to YOU & YOURS
            Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

          • Fay Slimm.

            Count me in for the delicious Earl Grey - love both its taste and the way it is served. A tasty read and thanks for the info. about the still practiced celebration today.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              Thanks FAY we both love Old English Costumns and Practices especially String Quartettes with HIGH TEA ! We know too - that You are a very elegant Lady and would blend in well @ the PUMP ROOM - A touch of Heaven !

              Blessings & Peace & Love
              Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              A salutary tale JL pehaps you should have read my Poem first. In the UK ~ We have many Stately Homes ~ including Buckingham Palace ~ where one can purchase an *Afternoon Tea* ! Tea (with scones & jam & cream) is normally about ยฃ8 ($11) per person and a Full AfternoonTea about ยฃ22 ($30) per person. It does sound expensive (with a string Quartet it would be ยฃ25 = $35) but one pays for the Venue and the Ambience and essentially the experience and @ Buck House a selfie with Charles & Camilla ! But as you imply one must be dressed impecibly and never ever belch or f * * t !

              Brits ~ even in the 21st C ~
              Are still very Class Conscious !
              Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

            • Suresh

              My comment to Cristina8 yesterday -

              Suresh
              July 31st, 2019 13:23
              I am told by my brother, who also owns tea gardens, that the young leaves with a silvery hue, are the best and most expensive. It is also shipped to the Buckingham Palace.

              So here's to all of us,

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Thanks SURESH I have read your response on CHRISTINAS Tea Poem ~ thanks for repeating it ! With an increase in Global Warming ~ we will be growing TEA in the UK in 2030 ! Already our Vineyards and Wine are competing well with Southern Europe. Queen Elizabeth II ~ loves TEA and is a connoisseur of TEA which is a very BRITISH BEVERAGE. Angela & I have visited Buckingham Palace and the TEA served @ the Afternoon Tea was excellent !

                Blessings & Peace & Joy
                ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

              • Christina8

                I'm glad I could inspire...I knew you would have more info on the subject. I've had a lot of tea except for Oolong. I thought you said yesterday everything stops at THREE for tea?? Now you say everything stops at FOUR? No matter, have a mug of tea and relax!

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Hola CHRIS ~ Pleased you liked it ! Three rhymes with Tea OK ! But in many Circles afternoon tea is served @ 3pm (1500 hours !) When I worked in a FACTORY the TEA TROLLY came round with Tea & Biscuits between 3 & 4 pm ! The song is a very famous JAZZ SONG form the 1930's ! There are many types of Leaf Tea and now dozens of types of Tea in Teabags !
                  Historically we have to remember ~ It was the TEA TAX and the BOSTON TEA PARTY that kick started the American War of Independence !

                  ABRAZOS y BESOS A TU y VOSOTROS
                  AMOR en El Spirito ANGELA y BRIAN
                  ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก

                • Silkseduction

                  Tea with a slice of lemon- divine!
                  Enjoyed the read :)

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    Gracias SS : Pleased you enjoyed it ! Yes Tea with Lemon is very very refreshing !

                    Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

                  • Goldfinch60

                    WE drink tea mane with tealeaves, it is Rwanda/Burundi which is a stronger version of Kenyan tea that you may have drunk. We like our tea strong and with the tea we drink the stringer you make it the taste remains and does not go bitter like some teas.
                    As for the teabag idea that is consigned to the devils brew like decaff coffee!

                  • FineB

                    Hello Brian and Angela,

                    You can't go wrong with a cup afternoon tea and tea at the Ritz.

                    Keep writing.
                    FineB



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