Is Afternoon Tea Considered a Meal?

Tea has long been a part of England’s history. Tea was first introduced to England in the fifteenth century by China; however, the tradition of “afternoon tea” did not actually begin until the mid-nineteenth century. Since then, the tradition has continued, and tea is a common calming beverage worldwide.  Afternoon tea can be considered a … Read more

What is The Japanese Tea Ceremony?

japanese tea ceremony being prepared

While tea parties have been popular in Japan since the 13th century, the formal version of the Japanese tea ceremony was not established until the 17th century. Today, it is one of the most quintessential Japanese traditions, even recognized by foreigners as a meaningful experience worth traveling for.  The Japanese tea ceremony is a delicate, … Read more