Our tours: A History of Tea Drinking

RACHEL PEARSON gives a short history of that quintessentially British beverage – the cuppa!

When people think of the UK, they often think of grey skies (rain!), soldiers in big black furry hats and, more often than not, tea being drunk in vast quantities.

In this talk on the history of tea drinking, we will discover how and when tea was brought over to Europe and why it has remained so popular in Britain in particular.

We will learn about the tea trade; the ships that carried the goods that were being exchanged and the knock-on effect this trade had throughout the world. And we will discover just what ‘high tea’ is and some of the best places to experience it.


To see when this tour is next taking place, visit our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page.

If you would like to arrange this as a private tour for a group, organisation, family or others, please email us to find out more.


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