Why do Americans not drink tea like British?
Inferring from Dr Frank’s presentation, American’s “aversion to tea” is historically related and can be traced back to two key factors: taxes and fear. “Tea was a way of England enslaving America,” said Dr Frank, noting the tea-related taxes Britain forced on the colonies prior to the Revolutionary War.
Why do Brits put milk in their tea?
The answer is that in the 17th and 18th centuries the china cups tea was served in were so delicate they would crack from the heat of the tea. Milk was added to cool the liquid and stop the cups from cracking. This is why, even today, many English people add milk to their cups BEFORE adding the tea!
Is tea grown in England?
The first tea gardens in the UK yielded Britain’s first home-grown tea in 2005, creating the ultimate Britishness in every cup. 15 Years later and up to 20,000 tea bushes are planted every year, in new tea garden areas across the wider estate in Cornwall.