Tea Break: 10 questions

  1. In which King’s reign was tea introduced to England? For a bonus point, a princess from which country introduced it?
  2. Which kind of tea is so called because the tea leaves are rolled into small balls which resemble a black powder?
  3. Which famous diarist is the first Englishman to record having a cup of tea?
  4. In which decade was the Boston Tea Party?
  5. What is the only country in the world to drink more tea per capita than the UK?
  6. True or false; Chinese oolong tea, Japanese green tea and ordinary builders tea are all made from the same species of tealeaf.
  7. In 1908, Thomas Sullivan invented something that made every tea break more convenient, if not necessarily higher quality. What was it?
  8. Which French author wrote a novel in seven volumes based on the memories of childhood that arose after dipping a madeleine cake in a cup of tea
  1. In which song, by which artist, does the following line appear? “I don’t take coffee I take tea my dear”
  2. In which 1971 children’s film does the title character stop during a song to take a bite from an edible teacup?

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  1. In which King’s reign was tea introduced to England? For a bonus point, a princess from which country introduced it?
    A: Charles II, Bonus: Portugal
  1. Which kind of tea is so called because the tea leaves are rolled into small balls which resemble a black powder?
    A: Gunpowder
  1. Which famous diarist is the first Englishman to record having a cup of tea?
    A: Samuel Pepys
  1. In which decade was the Boston Tea Party?
    A: 1770s
  1. What is the only country in the world to drink more tea per capita than the UK?
    A: Republic of Ireland
  1. True or false; Chinese oolong tea, Japanese green tea and ordinary builders tea are all made from the same species of tealeaf.
    A: True – all tea comes from the same plant, camellia siniensis
  1. In 1908, Thomas Sullivan invented something that made every tea break more convenient, if not necessarily higher quality. What was it?
    A: The teabag
  1. Which French author wrote a novel in seven volumes based on the memories of childhood that arose after dipping a madeleine cake in a cup of tea?
    A: Marcel Proust
  1. In which song, by which artist, does the following line appear? “I don’t take coffee I take tea my dear”
    A: Englishman in New York, Sting
  2. In which 1971 children’s film does the title character stop during a song to take a bite from an edible teacup?
    A: Willy Wonka, in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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