Thé Anglais

Jeanne has started her teas again, and they are a hit!

Thoroughly enjoyable; a wonderful tea, accompanied by beautiful music; everyone enjoyed it. What could be better? You deserve every success.
Anne Westnedge

A most delicious tea; far better than Fortnum & Mason; keep it up!
Margaret Slatel

Marvellous to find a typically English Tea; most obliging.
Richard Bond

Hard work! A most enjoyable afternoon.
Evemarie Bond

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers, and she began inviting friends to join her.

3 Comments

  1. Penny Douglas

    Such fun to support Jeanne in her project at Saint Laurent. A glass of bubbly at the end and my tickling the ivories is the cherry on the top of fantastic baking.

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    1. Jeanne

      Thank you, Penny and Geoff. I couldn’t have done it without you and, of course, Emma’s input too!
      So happy with the success, and will definitely repeat next year.

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      1. Geoff Douglas (Post author)

        Thank you, Jeanne.
        It was a pleasure to help out.
        So glad it was a great success.
        People are still trying to book!

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