As we often do, Americans have attempted to change the meaning of “high tea” as it has traditionally been held. Most associate it with the afternoon, served brilliantly with scones and marmalade. In reality, this is “low tea” or “afternoon tea” while “high tea” is served for dinner.
Then again, does a society driven fast-paced food and faster-paced lifestyle really care about tradition?
For those of us who do, here’s an infographic that breaks down the history of the elegant art of English tea. Click to enlarge.