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Victoire, Stessie et Adéle, 1A

Question 1/10

C) The low tea created by the Duchess of Bedford and now referred to as afternoon tea is different from high tea. Its name is misleading, high tea was not reserved for the aristocracy, quite the contrary, but for the working class.

B) The difference between the two is simply social class.

A) There is no difference. Both are enjoyed in the same way. Moreover, they are eaten at the same time.

What is the main difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea?

Where does the name "High Tea" come from?

A) It takes its name from the high tables on which it was originally served to workers at the end of a long and laborious day of work.

B) It takes its name from the aristocracy where they were served to the grand duchesses in beautiful porcelain cups in the afternoon.

Question 2/10

C) It takes its name from the 21st century. The Americans have finally decided to give it a name in order to categorize it and make it their own officially.

When did High Tea first appear?

A) It appeared in 2008 when Barak Obama was elected president. In addition, this year the war in Georgia took place.

B) It appeared in 1940 at the beginning of the Battle of Britain. There was also the first German bombing of the city of London that same year.

C) First of all, it appeared in the 1840s. This tradition comes from the aristocracy, that's why it must be tasted with elegant gloves.

Question 3/10

What does Afternoon Tea consist of?

a) The Afternoon Tea consists only of tea with sugar.

c) This quintessential British tradition is a light mid-afternoon meal. It consists of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and cakes.

b) It is composed of pies. Moreover, it is accompanied by salty, which makes the mixture very original.

Question 4/10

Who invented Tea Time?

A) It was invented by the Queen of England to have a good time with her entourage.

B) The custom of Tea Time originated at the end of the 19th century when the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria, decided to establish a convivial moment with her friends towards the end of the afternoon to chat while nibbling on some snacks.

C) It was invented by the British royal family which allows them to integrate this habit to the British monarchy

Question 5/10

What is the origin of tea?

b) Tea was invented a few years ago to help guests digest after a meal.

c) Tea belongs to the Camelia Sinensis family. China is the cradle of this plant, and it is also there that the use of the leaves as a base for drinking was born. The first written record of tea dates back to two hundred years before Christ, when tea is mentioned in a pharmacological treatise.

Question 6/10

a) Tea was invented 10 years ago to keep guests waiting in restaurants. It was enjoyed before the meal.

What time is high tea served?

a) Although in reality, tea is enjoyed all day long in our friends across the Channel, the tradition generally sets it in the afternoon. Afternoon tea, at 5pm, has given it its full credentials.

c) We only drink tea before going to sleep. This infusion has an effect on sleep.

Question 7/10

b) It is also customary to drink tea at work, during morning breaks (around 1am) and afternoon breaks (around 9pm), and sometimes even at lunch.

a) He likes to drink.

b) They like to drink tea only when they are bored, so it is a hobby.

c) The English interest in tea was revealed after the Great Plague of London in 1665. The fact that the water was boiled made it a safe drink. It was in the 18th century that tea became the symbol of the British aristocracy and bourgeoisie.

Question 8/10

Why do the English like to drink tea?


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BONUS, GENERAL CULTURE : According to the UK Tea & Infusions Association, Britons drink 165 million cups of tea a day. Given that there are about 64.5 million people in the UK, do the math, that's an average of 2.5 cups per person per day.