How To Drink Tea Like A Queen

Like most other things, Queen Elizabeth’s food habits are very particular — especially when it comes to how she takes her tea.

Tea is a staple in most British households — including Queen Elizabeth’s. The Queen of England drinks tea throughout the day, starting with a cup in the morning with breakfast.

Her go-to tea is Darjeeling, which offers a host of health benefits, including immunity protection and anti-ageing. In addition to Darjeeling, the queen also likes a cup of Earl Grey.

As for how Queen Elizabeth takes her tea, it is likely that she pours tea in her cup first, and then adds cream. According to the queen’s butler, Grant Harrold, the order in which cream is poured depends is related to class. The tradition of pouring cream after tea started in the 18th century when Josiah Spode came out with bone teacups. Because the expensive (not to mention: ultra-high quality) cups didn’t crack when boiling hot water was poured into it, cream could be added after the fact. Those that could not afford the fancy teacups opted for pouring chilled milk first, then hot tea.

In addition to adding her milk after pouring, the queen likely uses loose leaf tea with a strainer.

There you have it! Now we can all drink tea like a queen.