Cup of tea? - PAU Madrid 2015 inglés resuelto

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Cup of tea? PAU Madrid 2015Tea  is  a  huge  part  of  British  culture  and  heritage.  They  treasure  tea  breaks, teacakes,  tea  parties,  afternoon  teas  and  high  tea.  And  despite  the  increase  in coffee houses, tea remains their preferred beverage. So much so, they consume over 165 million cups of it every day.
Tea  was  a  relative  latecomer  to  British  shores.  Although  it  dates  back  to  the third millennium BC in China, it wasn’t until the mid-17th century  that  the beverage  made  its  appearance  in  England.  Samuel  Pepys  first  mentioned drinking  tea  in  his  journal  entry  for  September  1660.  Since  Pepys  was  a member  of  the  wealthy  and  fashionable  London  set,  his  failure  to  mention  tea earlier suggests that it was still unusual at that time.
Yet  it  became  known  in  Europe  very  quickly  after  its  introduction  there.  Two years  later  King  Charles  II  married  Catherine  of  Braganza.  Catherine  was  a Portuguese  princess,  and  a  tea  addict,  and  it  was  her  love  of  the drink  that established it as a fashionable beverage at court and among the wealthy classes.
Tea was particularly interesting to the Western world because it was very easy to  prepare  and  it  revived  the  spirits  and  cured  mild  colds.  In  fact,  in  the  18th century tea was thought to be a wonder cure for all manner of illnesses. It even played  a  big  part in the  Industrial  Revolution  because  the  stimulants  increased the number of hours labourers could work in factories.
Nowadays, whatever the occasion, the nation puts on the kettle for a cup of tea. It’s a drink that cheers and consoles, and it’s good for health and well-being.



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