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How to Take Tea like the British [Kindle Edition]

Jane Fleming
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Product Description

An introduction to the world of British Afternoon Tea.

The story of tea and the key role it has played in the British history since it first came to the British Isles in the seventeenth century.

The development of the event known as Afternoon Tea and simple recipes to inspire those wishing to savor their own English experience.

This short book is a delightful companion to those who enjoy the ritual and pageantry that goes along with the British obsession that is tea.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 197 KB
  • Print Length: 37 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XIVI3O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,317 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Brief 16 Aug 2012
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It's a nice idea; I'm sure, with a bit of research, the book could have been made a lot more interesting. As it is, it says a little about the (presumed) origins of afternoon tea then gives a few simple recipes. Probably this is more interesting to an American reader, who can be led to believe that we Brits really do sit down at 4.00pm daily for a dainty cup of tea and a cucumber sandwich!
I'd have given it another star if the spelling and grammar was corrected.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING BOOK WITH HISTORY, RECIPES... 23 Aug 2012
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What I like about this book is that it does what it says on the tin -- provides a well written insight into taking tea. Americans and those residing outside the United Kingdom will certainly enjoy this book for its ability to explain the different aspects of the great British art form of tea--but we English can appreciate this little tome for its history and general appreciation of the British culture. I would highly recommend the section on how to make the perfect cup of tea because it is insightful as well as a good conversation starter at your next dinner party. LOL. I note that one reviewer was concerned with spelling & grammar errors, but the mistakes have clearly been fixed now. Off to get a cuppa!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING BOOK WITH HISTORY, RECIPES... 23 Aug 2012
By V. Madison - Published on Amazon.com
What I like about this book is that it does what it says on the book cover -- provides a well written insight into taking tea. Americans and those residing outside the United Kingdom will certainly enjoy this book for its ability to explain the different aspects of the great British art form of tea--but we English can appreciate this little tome for its history and general appreciation of the British culture. I would highly recommend the section on how to make the perfect cup of tea because it is insightful as well as a good conversation starter at your next dinner party. LOL. Off to get a nice cup of tea!
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting 29 May 2014
By Pradeep A. Dhillon - Published on Amazon.com
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Good overview- recipes could have been more precise. For example, in how to brew a pot of tea the essential proportion of tea leaves to quantity of water is omitted.
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a book for non Brits 24 April 2014
By Pandora 's Box - Published on Amazon.com
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I think I expected so much more from this book, however that said it is not a bad attempt. I would have liked less of the recipes and more of the history.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK 18 April 2014
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Just a basic. I was hoping for more history and customs. Just mentioned topically in the book. Not bad though- some recipes.
3.0 out of 5 stars History and tea lore with metric recipes 9 April 2014
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Author Jane Fleming has written a book covering the art of British tea. Her book includes history, lore, preparation and recipes to create the kind of tea you would like to serve either for personal pleasure or for company.

There are some minor errors in her cookbook, or at least missing information, as Fleming did not include information on how to preserve jam in her recipe for Strawberry Jam. She did include information on how to sterilize jars using the dishwasher but omitted the canning directions.

Her recipes do sound yummy, and they will give you ideas on what to make using US recipes, but her recipes are written using metric measurements. She did include the Fahrenheit temperature in her baking recipes so you will be able to make the recipes if you convert the metric to US measurements.

Here's a sample recipe showing what I mean:

Chocolate Eclairs

Ingredients

For the eclairs

150g/51/2oz unsalted butter
225ml/8fl oz water
225g/8oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
6 free-range eggs
Pinch salt
300ml/1/2 pint double cream

For the sauce

110g/31/2oz caster sugar
100ml/31/2fl oz water
50g/2oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
25g/1oz butter

Recipe directions omitted from this review.

Other recipes you will find in her cookbook include:

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Scones
Mille Feuilles

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Recommend with caveats given.
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