You would think that us Americans are obsessed with coffee. But recent studies suggest that over 60% of all American prefer tea! Does drinking coffee all day make you feel more stressed, anxious, and wired than ever before?
Hi, my name is Joan Baltimore and I love all things tea related. Let’s enjoy healthy, herbal teas, or chat amongst friends at a sumptuous tea party. I love trying new tea recipes, whether that’s bubble tea, herbal concoctions, Boba, or a good old English Breakfast tea.
This passion started with my grandma, who would host beautifully decorated, lavish tea parties for me and my sister growing up. It started as a fun way for us to put our favorite princess dresses on, and sip pretend tea from small cups, but she also taught us elocution, etiquette and manners along the way.
Tea parties and tea rooms are steeped (I couldn’t resist) in American history and tradition. It started at the turn of the century in high society, where afternoon tea became all of the rage. At this time, men dominated the restaurant industry, but tea rooms became a means for women to work and run their own businesses!
These would often start in middle class women’s own homes as a way of social interaction, but with the rise of popularity in these places, women were able to open their own feminist, female-run establishments.
Soon enough, tea rooms became synonymous with female self expression. They became a means of escapism for women of the era, and a form of liberation. As an important part of history, I think tea rooms should make a comeback!
There’s nothing nicer than meeting up with friends over some tea, sandwiches, or finger food to catch up on each other’s lives, offer support to one another, and escape the doldrums of life! That’s why I have created Teatotallerteahouse.com to share recommendations, recipes, and information about hosting tea parties, or trying out different types of teas, so I can share this passion with you.
If you’re looking for tea advice, quintessential British and American tea brands, how to organize a tea party, best tea recipes - from loose tea to detox tea, you name it, I’ve covered it here at Teatotallerhouse.com.
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