Tea Etiquette November 05 2017

There are many ideas about tea etiquette and when tea first became popular in England. Charles II grew up in exile at The Hague, and thus was exposed to the custom of drinking tea. He married Catharine of Braganza, a Portuguese lady, who also enjoyed tea. Catharine had grown up drinking it, as it was the beverage of choice in her country at that time.  It was said that when she arrived in England to marry Charles II, she brought with her a casket of tea. She became known as the tea-drinking  Queen. England's first.