[Sca-cooks] Tea Information

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Fri May 15 13:18:40 PDT 2009

To the best of my knowledge and belief, "tea" as the name of a social 
event is long out of period. In my view, the practice of having 
"teas" at events is in the same category as announcing a Queen's Arts 
Cocktail party--one more way in which the SCA decreases historical 
knowledge instead of increasing it.

So far as Europe is concerned, I believe the drink tea is also out of 
period, although not by as much. Tea was, of course, being drunk in 
China and elsewhere much earlier.

I would suggest finding a period social event that fits your purposes instead.

One of my buttons.

>I'm coordinating Youth Point for Pennsic.? I'm hoping to host a 
>Known World Youth Officers' Meet and Greet on evening.? I had this 
>idea that it would be neat to have a class for the kids on 
>period-style serving and then invite those who wanted to to come 
>back and serve at the meeting.? I don't want to deal with the hassel 
>and? issues of a full meal, so I was thinking of a late 
>afternoon/early evening Tea.?
>Any ideas on:
>Period Tea? Service? (Any Culture)
>Ideas for simple "tea" foods that kids could maybe help prepare?
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