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1 The history of English and Russian tea traditions "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James

2 Contents: The history of tea in England The history of tea in Russia The differences between the two great traditions

3 The history of tea in England

4 Tea arrive in Great Britain ● In 1597 tea was first mentioned in English culture. ● The 1 st batch of tea was imported in Great Britain by ship.

5 Anna, the 17 th Duchess of Bedford Anna began inviting guests to join her for a cup of tea and some sweets in the afternoon, in order to fill the long gap between breakfast and late dinners. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea. Anna was a lifelong friend of Queen Victoria.

6 Anna began asking her servant to bring the tea to her private room (the Blue Drawing Room at Woburn Abbey) at 5 o’clock so that the Duchess could enjoy a cup of tea with a slice or two of bread and butter.

7 The types of tea-drinking High-tea Low-tea 5-o’clock-tea The tea, which Delicate and The tea is drank was drank during elegant tea, in 5 o’clock diner, usually by drank with every day in middle classes England

8 Traditional English tea consists of: dainty sandwiches scones served with clotted cream preserves assorted sweets cakes and pastries English biscuits

9 Richard Twining Twinings tea company was founded in Its tea is spread all over the world and is loved For its standard and refined taste.

10 Lipton- the most famous tea company “Direct from the tea gardens to the tea pot” Lipton tea company was founded in the 90 th years of XIX century.

11 George Dunlop Leslie “Five o'clock”

12 Alfred Oliver “Tea-drinking in the garden”

13 Luis Carroll “Alice in wonderland” Luis Carroll “Alice in wonderland”

14 The history of tea in Russia

15 Tea arrive in Russia In 1638 the two Cossack atamans brought from China the unknown beverage – tea to the tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich. In the 17 th grand people drank tea as the medicine, they thought that it had healing powers.

16 Traditional Russian tea consists of: tarts with marmalade homemade jam round cracknels gingerbreads curd patties lump sugar fruits

17 Types of Russian tea Brewed, Sweetened Tea with strong tea with a generous slices of amount of sugar lemon

18 Russian tea is drank from samovar

19 Б. М. Кустодиев «Купчиха за чаем» «Купчиха на балконе». 1920

20 Н. Богданов – Бельский «День рождения в саду»

21 Н. Богданов – Бельский «Новые хозяева. Чаепитие» «Новые хозяева. Чаепитие». 1913

22 Differences: English tea Russian tea Delicate, elegant tea Brewed, strong tea tea with milk sweetened with a generous amount of sugar Popularity of black tea Tea with slices of lemon Is poured from teapots Is poured from samovar into bone china cups into dishes

23 My family and tea My mother has many kinds of tea from different companies: “Lipton”, “Ahmad”, “Twinings”, “Anna Bedford”.

24 My mother has also special dishes There are some delicate bone china cups, tea pots and beautiful plates in her cupboards.


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