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Afternoon Tea

This Is Not Your Grandmother's Afternoon Tea

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste
Lois Alter Mark

Inspired by the season's most sophisticated runway fashions, all the pastries and confections are designed after specific looks.

Doing Business in the United Kingdom: Cross-Cultural Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When traveling abroad, it's important to learn about the people and culture you are doing business with, so as not to be misunderstood or appear rude. Here are some tips for businesspeople and other visitors traveling in the UK.

Cooking Art History: The Victorian Appetite

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

As I get ready to teach a series of English-themed classes inspired by the Queen Victoria and Photography exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Princely Traditions and Colonial Pursuits at LACMA, tea, scones and spices are on my mind.

The Coziest Way To Warm Up This Holiday Season

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Taste
Erin Ruberry

Long before Downton Abbey made tea time trendy on-screen or Starbucks got into the tea business, the women in my family began one of its most beloved holiday traditions.

The History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.13.2013 | Taste
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Sugar and spice and everything nice are what little girls are supposedly made of, and they're also essential ingredients of a traditional afternoon tea. This English custom is a sweet and civilized way to entertain, and it breaks up the day in the nicest way.

WATCH: How To Be A Classy Tea Drinker

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

With the 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London, we thought it'd be time to brush up on our English. When you think about it, nothing says "English...

Sticky Situations: Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea Do's And Don'ts

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Julie Blais Comeau

Like many Canadians, I will be honouring Queen Elizabeth's six decades on the throne. Inspired by Buckingham Palace's garden parties, I decided to host my very own Diamond Jubilee celebration at Montreal's famous Birks Café par Europea with an Afternoon Tea Etiquette workshop.

WATCH: Smokable Herbal Tea Is Real And Legal

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.30.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

I'm sure many of you drink tea, occasionally, as a herbal remedy or a sleep aid, but have any of you ever smoked it? Probably not. It was a first for me too.

PHOTOS: The Very Best Jam In London

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The place to go in London if you want to spoil your dinner is one of the city's grand hotels, where you may take afternoon tea. But a delicious outlier here is The Connaught, where the crockery, silver, linen and service are all palace-grade, yet nothing is flashy.

Weekend Baking Recipes

Honest Cooking | Posted 07.20.2011 | Food
Honest Cooking

Even though all of us at Honest Cooking are chained to the stove most of the week, the weekend is when we have time to indulge in some serious baking....

Best London Hotels for Oh-So-British Tea

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The Brits, true to stereotype, consume more tea per capita than anywhere in the world. And their tea rooms take their mission of serving afternoon tea seriously. Here are two of my favorites:

Business Entertaining Over a Meal: Etiquette for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

As a host, it's your duty to handle the smallest of details, from the reservation to the menu to the tip. Whichever meal you choose, each presents an occasion to entertain for business outside the office.