Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cultural cuppa

It was virtually a national pastime not so many years ago.

Tea drinking, and the ritual of morning and afternoon tea, is sliding into memory for many of us. But not so long ago kids were drinking tea almost as soon as they could walk.

Alison Kennedy grew up in Ettrick, Central Otago, and remembers being introduced to tea by receiving a splash of it in her cups of milk. The splashes grew larger as she grew older until she was enjoying tea at full strength in her teens.

Alison is joining the Saturday Express for tea to talk about the tradition.

"Milk in first or you'll break the cup," Derek Harding warns his host Pam Shattock before she pours his tea.

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