As we pay tribute to our freedom fighters and look back at the midnight hour when India woke up to freedom, we remember the day as deliverance from the British Raj. However, the British have given India other reasons to remember them, one of them being India’s vast tea empire. In order to quench their thirst for tea, The British popularised the cultivation of tea in India, to an extent where today India is the largest producer of tea, after China. Continue Reading
Nothing is considered as quintessentially English as tea. But they long ago adopted it as their national drink. And although the younger generation have become somewhat ‘Americanized’ and tend to drink coffee, in time of a crisis or mid-afternoon when one is feeling a bit peckish, nothing works better than a nice cup of tea.
But tea time in Britain means more than drinking a cup of tea. Teatime is an actual meal and depending upon where in the country you find yourself, this meal could be anything from a scone, to a few light sandwiches and cakes, to a full roast dinner. Continue Reading