Tea

Under this heading are pages with information about tea and Tea.

There is a difference between them.

“Tea”, capitalized only when it comes at the beginning of a sentence or forms part of a proper name, is the leaf of the Camellia sinensis plant.  Worthy of respect, tea is delicious.  It may be served at a Tea, and in some places, Tea and tea are indeed the same thing.

“Tea”, capitalized whenever it is written, is the proper name of a steampunk event and an attitude.  While tea may be one of the beverages at a Tea, perhaps even the primary beverage, a Tea does not have to have tea.  It is the attitude and panache with which it is served that defines Tea.  Tea is an interlude in the day, a civilized break.  It can also be a meal.  It is many things, and tea is but a small part of it.

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