Mother’s Day Tea Reservations are currently full. The May 19 Dr. Who Dinner is also currently sold out. Here are upcoming events at the English Tea Room & Eatery you may want to reserve your space for in June and July:
A tour of the colonies: India On the evening of June 16, 2017, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., take a tour of the colonies in India. Embark on a journey of India! Explore the Indian culture and traditions while tasting exotic Indian cuisine and teas. 985-898-3988 englishtearoom.com
A Hard Day’s Night: The Early Beatles Indulge your Beatlemania and celebrate the most influential band of the rock era. Join the Fab Four for a night of British music, trivia, food and of course, tea! July 21, 2017, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 985-898-3988 englishtearoom.com
The English Tea Room & Eatery is located on the corner of Rutland St. and N. Florida St., just a block from the antique stores on Lee Lane and one block from the art galleries on Columbia St. Ample parking is available.
Tea is often thought of as being a quintessentially British drink, and we have been drinking it for over 350 years. But in fact the history of tea goes much further back.
The story of tea begins in China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water. Shen Nung, a renowned herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. The tree was a Camellia sinensis, and the resulting drink was what we now call tea. UK Tea & Infusions Association, tea.co.uk