Britain is a tea-drinking nation. Every day they drink 165 million cups of tea. Each year about 144 thousand tons of tea are imported.
Tea in Britain is traditionally made in a china teapot, adding one spoonful of tea per person and one for the pot. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark, but with a lot of milk.
|Years ago, the milk was poured into the cup first, so as not to crack the porcelain.|
Until about the 1980 s
Elevenses. At 11 o’clock in England people took a break with a cup of tea and some cakes or biscuits .
Before dinner on a Sunday you can take ‘high tea’: a kind of snack with tea sandwiches and cakes .
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|If someone asks you if you 'would like a cuppa', they are asking if you would like a cup of tea.|
If someone says 'let me be mother' or 'shall I be mother', they are offering to pour out the tea from the teapot.
Answer the questions to complete the sentence below
1 What is the most popular drink in the UK?
2 How long should tea be brewed?
d 1-2 minutes
e 3-5 minutes
f 8-10 minutes
3 The best teapot to keep tea hot is made from ...
4 For the best cup of tea you should pour ...
j tea and milk together
k tea before milk
l milk before tea
5 Which hand should hold your teacup?
6 How strong is Darjeeling tea?
7 Afternoon cream tea consists of tea, scones, clotted cream and …
s strawberry jam
t apple jam
u blueberry jam
v traffic jam
8 Which British sport has a tea-break?