Winter time can be chilly in Venice and there is nothing better then sipping a warm cup of tea in a charming cozy living room…
The setting is a private Historical Palace overlooking the Grand Canal. Here takes place the finest “High Tea” in town.
In the living room will be served:
Assorted finger sandwiches,
Cake and warm scones with clotted cream
Choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate
Do you know the origin of the high tea?
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 occuring 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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