Queen Elizabeth II follows the English tradition of five o’clock tea, which must be served to her by the royal staff, wherever she is, with the utmost precision. He drinks it in porcelain cups, adding a drop of milk when the drink is steaming. And accompanies it with sweet rolls, sandwiches and French pastries.
One of the most British traditions of all, known all over the world, is that of five o’clock tea.
As reported by the women’s magazine “IoDonna.it”, even the queen Elizabeth II she is very fond of this habit, which she has never given up, in 95 years, wherever she was: Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Balmoral, Sandringham.
At court they say that everything must be perfect, followed with precision and punctuality according to clear instructions.
Only the hours can vary, especially according to the commitments of the day of the sovereign, who can also have tea around 3.30 pm if required by her institutional duties.
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Elizabeth II and her preferences for five o’clock tea
Elizabeth she often makes tea by herself, always using the leaves, never the sachets, and pours it into one porcelain cup – according to an 18th century tradition – through a silver colander.
As royal etiquette dictates, the spoon must be moved slowly, never rotating it in a circular direction, to avoid touching the sides of the cup.
His favorite varieties are Earl Gray And Assam.
The tea is accompanied by various delicacies such as traditional scones, sweet rolls with cream and jam, of which the queen would be very greedy.
Her Majesty would prefer to spread a layer of jam first and then add a teaspoon of cream on top.
Elizabeth II he is also very fond of accompanying sandwiches.
His favorite is stuffed with tuna, mayonnaise, very thin slices of cucumber, and a sprinkle of black pepper.
In case of guests, shrimp sandwiches or venison sandwiches can also be served.
In any case, the slices of bread – strictly white – must always be buttered and without a crust, in order to make room for French pastry cakes and sweets immediately afterwards.