A nostalgic look at the world’s most popular beverage! The experience of taking tea is steeped in history, ritual and tradition, and this traveler’s companion looks at the fascinating story from all angles: the tea leaf, tea ceremonies, the customs associated with teatime, and tea paraphernalia. And for those eager to taste the finest brew, there are more than 50 places in Britain to enjoy afternoon tea over half of them in London, including the opulent splendor of the Lanesborough and the Ritz and the architectural wonder of the Great Court at the British Museum. In addition, there are recommendations for tearooms in other great historical cities, such as Bath, Oxford, York, and Cambridge. This revised edition includes new entries and updated text.