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Celebrate the royal wedding with the British tradition of tea

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The countdown to the royal wedding continues. As you can imagine, a lot of tradition goes into planning the big day from the gowns, tiaras, food, and let’s not forget the tea.

Tea is a British tradition.

“Tea is a very important part of their culture,” said Patricia Cirillo, Tea with Tracy manager. 

Unlike many of us who grab coffee on the go.

“Tea is a nice relaxing time. It’s not like a coffee house.. jittery, jittery, jittery, coffee makes everyone very speedy but I think tea you sit and relax,” said Cirillo. 

As relaxing as it may be, Tea With Tracy reminds us…

“There is a lot of etiquette that is involved. The proper way to stir your tea is to put your tea spoon in a 6 o’clock and kind of fold it to 12 o clock. Not to make a clink,” said Tracy Tenpenny, Tea with Tracy owner. 

And believe it or not…

“A lot of people, what they do with their tea is put their pinky up. You don’t do that,” said Tenpenny.

Let’s be honest, there is never a bad time for tea.

“There’s Elevenses tea which is at 11 a.m. Then there’s this which is considered an afternoon tea at 4:00 p.m.,” said Tenpenny.

In anticipation of the royal wedding just days away now, people are very curious as to what it is going to be like. One thing we can probably bank on is that there will be a lot of traditions involved, maybe even tea!

“Tea will be part of the royal wedding, I don’t think Queen Elizabeth will allow for it not to be involved,” said Joel Tenpenny, Tea with Tracy owner. 

Of course, no wedding would be complete without the cake and in this case,  paired with the perfect flavor tea.

“They’re having a lemon and elderflower cake.  I would think with it being such definite flavors that I would probably go with a Darjeeling tea,” said Tenpenny. 

Don’t worry if you didn’t get an invite to the wedding, you can still get a taste of royalty.

“We will be having that a special that day with buttercream frosting,” said Tenpenny. 
 

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