THE RITUAL OF HIGH TEA FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS CLIENTS
When the SUN is in the 7th house, and JUPITER aligns with MARS..." as the old song goes.... that's when we enjoy HIGH TEA. Literally by astrology's rules, the SUN IS IN THE 7th house! The house of intimacy, close sharing. The person who offers this snack ritual to friends either  at home, or in tea shops out on the street or who (more uniquely originally), makes high tea a DAILY RITUAL in the place of business .....ATTRACTS PEOPLE, Clients, Friends . On the metaphysical,  astrological level, the SUN is in the 7th house....and that's UNION. The house of I and Thou.
 

                                                                                           
                                        Grandma, Grandpa and the new generation, really sharing minds and entertained.

As the Sun sinks into the 7th house, over at the Western horizon, those two hours before sunset become the time for a cup of Tea and a finger-sandwich or even a  tiny pastry. We're not talking SUGAR GLUT, we're talking a wee snack at this hour which gets us thru that low energy part of the day and shared with a friend, restores our faith in the life process so for the young,homework is easier, and for us adults, when dinner time cooking chores come, the work is a breeze. 

This is am amazingly great thing to do if you're stuck in a business, a store, an office. The ritual of HIGH TEA becomes known to your clients and if they stop in late in the day, they should know they are always invited. Tell all clients, 'we have tea daily at four, do join us." Have the office staff make cookies, and every time they do, 5$ gets added to their paycheck. Every single day someone new of the staff, does either little finger sandwiches or cookies or both.  Pastries are fine unless you have diabetics working there, in which case the little salmon sandwiches in recipe list at very end hit the spot. But nobody buys them. It's make it yourself. Expertise in baking will be enhanced and your workers will develop a talent that the world pays for. See Smoked Salmon Finger sandwiches.

'Afternoon Tea' did not exist before the 19th century.  Back in those days,  lunch was eaten quite early in the day and dinner wasn't served until 8 or 9 o'clock at night leaving a big FOOD FREE ZONE in the end of the day. I'm betting that Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford was mildly hypoglycemic. She asked her cook for tea and light refreshments in her room one afternoon, around 1830, and that's how the ritual began.  The Duchess enjoyed her 'taking of tea' so much that she started inviting her friends to join her.  Before long, having elegant tea parties was very fashionable.   Demand for tea wares grew and soon there was a whole new industry full of fawncy  tea services in silver and fine bone china cups, sauces teapots, trays, cake stands, servers, tea caddies, tea strainers, teapots, and tea tables even. Attend garage sales looking to build your tea set. To see what you'll need, catch a glimpse of the whole table setting, and this ritual and in addition, some fine recipes.

SEE:  http://www.joyofbaking.com/EnglishTeaParty.html

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Menu/HighTea.htm

 

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