The Joys of Teatime After Covid 19
The Covid 19 pandemic has halted the normal course of life for the past year and a half, but with vaccines being rolled out on a commercial scale, it is now a matter of time before life resumes as it were. Here in the UK, everyone is gearing up for a stroll down to the pub on the 21st of June with their mates, but people seem to have forgotten about the joys of afternoon/evening teatime when everything becomes normal.
The History and Importance of Teatime
Taking a little break in between lunch and dinner is the old fashioned living that most people enjoy. Historically speaking, most afternoon teas were enjoyed by ladies of the house and in those more affluent households. But in recent times, almost anyone around the globe likes to take part in this British tradition.
A teatime doesn’t necessarily mean you bring out the fancy cutlery or make lavish arrangements like the old days, one could just simply take a 15 -30 minute break and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a piece of loaf cake with your co-workers during weekdays or with family in the weekends where you have the leeway to make plans if you’re in the mood for something fancy. It can be a fast teatime or one that you can indulge in and spending an afternoon out in a café, that’s up to your availability and the type of teatime you wish to have.
Types of Teatime
There is a variety of teatime to choose from; be it the teatime party, or the best friends get-to-gather session, or one to be enjoyed with family. Themes can be varied too with a variety and blend of different menus and recipes. It is a great occasion to be shared with your loved ones, chattering and eating delightful treats.
What to Eat?
You always choose to have fruits and salad if you want to keep it healthy and don’t want a sugar rush. Fruits tend to provide us with the required nutrients and much-needed energy for the rest of the day. It will also improve our digestive system.
Or you could go for a traditional British teatime by having tea biscuits along with a tea loaf cake, they come in many forms so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. You could also go for a fruit loaf if simple loaf cakes aren’t for you. And if you’re looking to do something fancy, you could get yourself a delicious lemon drizzle loaf which complements the tea very nicely.
The essence of teatime is just spending some quality time to get together with your mates or your family, after being stuck under quarantine rules. If you still haven’t gotten your fill of solitude you could always brew yourself a coffee and enjoy over a book companion. After a long day of work, having some time to chill out is the best thing to do which will make sure we are energized for the next day.