How do you drink your afternoon tea?

How do you drink your afternoon tea?

William Hanson

Leading UK etiquette coach and broadcaster William Hanson demonstrates the correct way to enjoy afternoon tea.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A traditional English afternoon tea
• The napkin
• Place it on your lap
• Loose leaf tea
• A tea strainer
• When it comes to stirring
• Back and forth
• Round and round
• Creating an awful racket
• Break the scones with our hands in two
• Put the jam on first and the cream on last
• Do as you please
• Never sandwich the two together
• A pastry fork
• Upturned in the right hand
• Dab your mouth not wipe
• How to have afternoon tea the correct way

Where there’s TEA there’s hope

Where there’s TEA there’s hope


BOS/bos/noun, adj & verb. -n. 1. deliciously refreshing ice tea made entirely in South Africa with enormous integrity and care. 2. A cool tea with a cool taste in a cool can. –adj.1. possessing out the box originality, unleashed energy, robust health and an exuberant capacity for joy. 2. wildly inspired. 3. typically presented in Afro pop packaging. colloq. mad. outrageous. rooibos. –verb intr. go bos. –verb tr. bossificate (as in to Bossify, to be converted to BOS, or to subscribe to the BOS way of life).

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Authentic stories
• Things that have depth and have meaning
• The sense of space and peace
• A mystical quality
• Uniquely from the Cederberg   mountain range
• Rooibos tea
• Pristine wilderness
• Ancient landscape
• Hand harvested on our farm.  It is over 6 000 hectares
• Rooibos fields
• Fostering the ecosystem
• In harmony with the environment around us
• The sun goes down
• The river meanders through the wilderness
• It is very rich in antioxidants
• Bruise the leaf
• Ferment it in the sun
• Unlocks the aromas
• The most magnificent functioning tea farm
• Farm staff
• A creative outlet
• Custodians of this environment
• This is where it comes from
• I wanted to capture the tea origins

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English Cream Tea Etiquette

English Cream Tea Etiquette

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • English Cream Tea Etiquette
  • My teapot has got a strainer inside it
  • Tea first, milk second is the done thing
  • I’m going to have mine black
  • Not as simple as it sounds
  • Cup and saucer
  • An etiquette expert
  • The answer to whether you pick up the cup and saucer lies in the height of the table
  • We used to think that was the posh way
  • There is more to that than meets the eye
  • The posh way is forward and back
  • Sugar cubes
  • Hands on your lap when you’re not using them
  • Freshly baked
  • Etiquette is all about politeness
  • Communal dishes
  • That’s not considered the best manners
  • This is one of our greatest British traditions
  • It is something to be proud of