Fun Fact September 15, 2020.
15 September 2020
Is it tea time? Well, that depends on where in England you find yourself. In Scotland and the North of England, tea is what we’d call dinner or supper. In southern England teatime could be anytime, but typically mid morning and mid afternoon as a small break from working. Along with your tea, or other beverage of your choice, you may have a biscuit or a scone. But why teatime? Because tea began in Britain as a luxury for the super-rich, it had a reputation in the eighteenth century as a high-class commodity. The British East India Company had a monopoly over the tea industry in England, tea became more popular than coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The British do love their tea. It’s estimated that over 150 million cups of tea are consumed in Britain each and every day.