The Tea Things of Jane Austen

  What 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…

Five Best Afternoon Teas in London

"Where can I experience the best afternoon tea in London?" is a question I am asked again and again as my friends and readers prepare for their first trip to England.   I've been writing about the tea scene in London for over 20 years and have had ample opportunities to sit at countless tea…