The Tea Things of Jane Austen

Jane AustenWhat tea did Jane Austen drink? And what role did tea play in her novels?This Regency period writer often used tea as a literary tool to bring the sexes together, and the term tea things was frequently employed to set the stage for conversation.In Sense and Sensibility, Elinor attends a social gathering at Lady…

Best Afternoon Tea in Paris

Are you planning to visit the best spots for afternoon tea on your next trip to Paris? The City of Light has long been a hot spot for tea and the Parisians love affair for the beverage is getting more passionate by the day.It may surprise you to learn that ladies in Paris were drinking…