The teahouse experience is not exactly just a British phenomenon. Now, let let’s get one thing clear. The British were the first to create some elaborate noontime ritual around serving and the sipping of tea at least in the West. We all know about elaborate Chinese and Japanese rituals, but that’s in the East. As far as Western Europe is concerned, the British were the first to create some sort of sophisticated set of signals, timing, schedules and all sorts of rituals involving tea.
In fact, one of the main reasons why tea caught on so well in England was because it was at the early stage of its evolution associated with nobility. If you know a thing or two about British culture, then you would agree that class consciousness plays a huge part of the British mindset.
Why do think the monarchy was never abolished in modern Britain while it has basically been given up or reduced drastically in many other parts of Europe? As much as there is class resentment, at some level or other, it can be safely said that British people, by and large, are very class conscious.
It’s easy to be upset when you’re at the bottom of the class pyramid, but if you’re somewhere in the middle and you control the society because last time I checked the middle class, at least in Western Europe, controlled their respective societies.
So, if you’re in the middle, you aspire to be at the top or you believe the inherent integrity and soundness sf this class pyramid. It’s really interesting how this played out in England because it spread all over the world, and a lot of this is due to the inherent style, sophistication and elegance swirling around the whole idea of having tea. Fast forward to today and it’s no surprise there are Romanian teahouses. British cultural influences remain strong on a global scale to this very day. The days of the British Empire may be long behind us but you can still see its consequences and its legacy in the global tea craze.
However, if you are looking for a great experience both with tea and with coffee, check out Restaurant Bucuresti because it is a great blend of modern Romania and Romania of the past. If you are a big fan of Romanian culture, value, sophistication, class and style, you definitely need to check out Restaurant Bucuresti.
It doesn’t really matter whether you are a foreign traveler or you are a Romanian native. You definitely need to check out this place because it is really a celebration in the greatest sense of the word of everything and anything related to Romanian culinary culture.