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Afternoon Tea in the Country

Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea Brazieira de Baxio near Salir, 16 October, 4pm to 7pm

Silves Rotary Club invites you to a traditional Afternoon Tea in aid of RC Silves Education Fund. Why not take an afternoon drive to the country and finish with afternoon tea in Brazieira. Tea will be served in the garden of Alan and Pam Winn with views over Rocha de Pena National Park.

Afternoon Tea was invented when the 7th Duchess of Bedford found it difficult to last without something to eat between Lunch and Dinner and developed Tea from a beverage into a meal. However it was well before then that Chá (Tea) was introduced as a drink to the English Aristocracy. In 1662, Catherine of Bragança arrived in Portsmouth from Portugal to marry Charles II and requested Chá to refresh herself, but was only offered Ale. Once she was established at the English Court, Tea became the prefered royal cuppa.

On your way you may pass Salir or Alte. Salir is small town nestling in the hills north of Loulé, it has the remains of a medieval castle and two churches. Alte is known for its Roman baths and as one of the most typical and unspoilt villages in this region of the Algarve. Both are worth a stop on the way to tea.

A 20€ donation per person includes sandwiches, Devonshire scones and cream, cakes, speciality teas, sparkling wine and soft drinks. Afternoon Tea Menu

Tickets are available from RC Silves Rotarians or from Past President, Alan Winn email or Tel. 913595067.


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