Time for tea? Milk? Sugar?
According to the Tea Council, the UK alone drinks 165 million cups of tea a day which adds up to an astonishing 60.2 billion cups per year. Tea, in its many forms, from your builder’s brew to high tea and scones, is therefore a topic that cannot help but pervade our everyday lives. Throughout history great debate has also been incited about what makes the perfect brew: an issue still causing great disagreement among colleagues and families.
In this special illustrated talk and demonstration, tea know-it-all Dr. Annie Gray will track our love of a good brew, from its introduction in 1650s to its mass popularisation with all the tumultuous and exciting history in between.
Surrounded by the architecture and tea accruements of Fairfax House’s Georgian origins, Gray will offer a real immersion into the world of tea and its social history, looking particularly at the relationship between tea, women and the home.
For tea snobs and fanatics of all ages, Wives and Witches is likely to alter your view of tea time for ever. There will also be that all important opportunity for tea tasting!
For tickets contact Fairfax House on 01904 655543 or call in during House opening hours.