Since moving to the UK, I've been drinking more tea than before. When I grew up in the northeast, I'd occasionally have hot or iced tea. When I lived in the south, it was almost exclusively iced tea, and boy did we go through a lot of it. I would brew it myself and everything...not powdered Lipton crap for this gal.
One thing they have over here that I've fallen in love with is tearooms. My favorite is Peacocks Tearoom in Ely, which consistently appears on ranked tearoom lists. You can get the same experience here as going to Harrods, for a fraction of the price. Not only is their tea--over 50 varieties of loose-leaf, brewed in a pot with a cool mesh container--amazing, but so is their food. I'll really miss this place when we leave.
Some tea terms that I've learned since being over here is "cream tea," which does not refer to the milk you add to your tea. That's having your tea "white." As in, "I'll take mine white with one sugar, please." No, a "cream tea" is a tea service consisting of a pot of tea, scones, clotted cream, and jam. It's the perfect afternoon snack.
I've made tea for Brits a few times, and it's always intimidating, but I brew a proper cup, and no one's complained yet. Or maybe that's just because they're British.
What are your feelings about tea? Do you prefer it to coffee? Have you had a cream tea?