Mayfair Tea – two words born to be together
For #MayfairEccentrics invalids and others who live their lives in bed, drink Fortnum’s tea, it will drown your pain and sorrows but only if consumed in fine bone-china otherwise it is a completely different drink with no power to heal.
Now teas – my favourite drink & of course tea was introduced to Britain in 1662 by our magnificent eccentric Queen Catherine of Braganza – a cross dresser & lover of masquerade balls & cards (even on Sundays! To pay off part of her dowry promised by her mother but not entirely delivered, Catherine imported shiploads of tea which had to be quickly sold. London was swimming in the drink. There was a distinct change in society as the extremely popular coffee shops dominated by men gave way to tea salons run and frequented by women. Tea was everywhere.