Teatime

Posted on August 18, 2009

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All around the world, people drink tea. But does tea not mean the same thing to everyone. In different countries people have very different ideas about drinking tea. In Chine, for example, tea is always served when people get together. The Chinese drink it any time of the day, at home or in teahouse. They prefer drink their tea plain, with nothing else in it.
Tea is also important in Japan. The Japanese have a special way of serving tea called tea ceremony. There is even a special room for it in Japanese homes. Another tea-drinking country is England. In England the late afternoon is “teatime”. Almost everyone has a cup of tea then. The English usually make tea in teapot and drink it with cream and sugar. They also eat cakes, cookies, and little sandwiches at teatime.

In the United State people drink tea mostly for breakfast or after meals. Americans usually use tea bags to make their tea. Tea bags are faster and easier than making tea in teapots. In the summer, many Americans drink cold tea-“iced tea”, they sometimes drink iced tea from cans, like soda.

Taken from Look Ahead SMA 1 by Th. M. Sudarwati cs. 2005:26

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