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The art of being British street party

MalfordOfLondon

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Could be an interesting day out for those of you in our fair city....

Jermyn Street and the Crown Estate are opening up the famous Mayfair street for a festival showcasing the luxury brands that operate there: The Cavendish London Hotel has a free hog roast for visitors and cream teas available inside, Fortnum and Mason has tea tastings, shoemakers and shirtmakers showcase their crafts and entertainment includes live music from the Royal Academy of Music and face-painting for kids.
 

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Originally Posted by StephenStyle
Could be an interesting day out for those of you in our fair city....

I'm going tomorrow to London...

I would have liked walking down Jermyn street and be part of that day.
 

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Are people going to this thing today? I might pop by.
 

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I never understood how tea become so 'British'.
 

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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz
I never understood how tea become so 'British'.

They stole it from you guys...
 

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Originally Posted by lasbar
They stole it from you guys...
The British [used] to be very good at stealing.....er...borrowing the best of everything and claiming it as there own and incorporating it into their culture.
You see these influences everywhere you go in Britain, from textiles to architecture even elements of our language.
 

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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz
Very true.

And now you take your daily revenge with your call centres ..
 

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Originally Posted by Butter
I think they stole it from the other Asians.

Nah, they learned how to drink tea in India.
 

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Tea drinking was introduced to Britain in 1662 with the marriage of the Portugese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, to Charles II.
Commercial cultivation of tea in India was begun by the East India Company in 1848 after tea plants were smuggled out of China.

A cup of tea has been referred to as a metaphor for the British Empire founded on trade:

the cup itself coming from China
the tea from India
sugar from the West Indies
the water and milk from Britain

with all the ingredients stirred together by Sheffield steel.
 

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Originally Posted by Amiens
Tea drinking was introduced to Britain in 1662 with the marriage of the Portugese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, to Charles II.
Commercial cultivation of tea in India was begun by the East India Company in 1848 after tea plants were smuggled out of China.

A cup of tea has been referred to as a metaphor for the British Empire founded on trade:

the cup itself coming from China
the tea from India
sugar from the West Indies
the water and milk from Britain

with all the ingredients stirred together by Sheffield steel.


Great metaphor...

The good old times...
 

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