Afternoon tea with Royal Albert

Royal Albert Lifestyle 1Polly put the kettle on.

Pouring endless cups of tea and sharing with friends, either real or knitted ones, is every little girl’s dream playtime.

Then the cuppa becomes a standard drink permanently set to the side of our study notes and laptops, going cold and old.

Then we graduate, get our first jobs, and homes, husbands and babies, and all of a sudden the power of the cuppa returns, and this time it’s set to the scene of a very vintage affair and we all sing… ‘let’s do tea.’

Royal Albert not only produces gorgeous china, but they know the power of the cuppa. They have been hosting a string of afternoon teas across London. Tomorrow, Friday the 5th of July, you will be able to find the gorgeous team at Spitalfields Markets serving tea from their oh so cute converted camper.

They will be serving up free afternoon tea in the beautiful Royal Albert vintage style tea sets. There will be plenty of macaroons, cupcakes and tea for everyone.  In keeping with Royal Albert’s vintage theme, there will be a chance to be professionally styled by a vintage hairdressing specialist while playing dress-up using themed costumes and props. It’s like a little girl’s playtime all over again.

Royal Albert Lifestyle 2Tea time atmosphere is one of genteel refinement.

Royal Albert Lifestyle 3Did you know…
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner  late in the evening. Weakened and irritated by hunger pangs each day, she decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time well-heeled acquaintances joined her and the practice was perpetuated.

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2 thoughts on “Afternoon tea with Royal Albert

  1. What a delight to read this post of yours! I adore those fine tea wares from Royal Albert especially the vintage ones from my grandma, they simply put a magical touch into every cuppa! How I wish I could go to their high tea! But you’ve just inspired me to host a Royal Albert tea party at home x Juliet

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