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N'kay - breakfast, dinner tea...I think maybe this tells us something about Lancashire...

'Coz where I am, here in the prairies of SW Washington State, we are clearly more sophisticated...WE have breakfast, lunch and supper EXCEPT on Sundays when you have a later breakfast, and then a big meal around 2 PM which is called Sunday Dinner. So much food that it fills you up for the rest of the day, until maybe early evening when you might do some snacking on the leftovers from the Sunday dinner!

...and of course, the way we do it right here in the SW Washington countryside, this is obviously the RIGHT way...I mean, these fellows do not even mention the possibility of something called supper...sheesh!

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I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner 

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Except that I like coffee better than tea. :)

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Well Sister Tink, here in the great Pacific Northwest, you can go up into British Columbia, to the fine city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, and there at the Empress Hotel they will give you High Tea, and that is an event to behold, so betcha would like that, better than your coffee! I still remember, around 17 years of age and in Victoria I purchased some Murchies' Jasmine Tea...oh I did think that came from the faeries if not the angels...

(I still recall the huge letdown, though, when I learned that the 'high' in High Tea was more in the sense of "high time for something to eat," rather than pretend you were sippin' it with Queen Victoria...)

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My father and grandmother told me about the Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira, NY, where they served high tea in the late afternoon.

"Elmira's largest hotel was the Mark Twain, which opened in 1929 right before the stock market crash. A six-story addition was constructed in 1939. For half a century, the Mark Twain Hotel gave travelers excellent accommodations and served sumptuous meals. Service organizations held conventions there and regional high schools held their proms. It was the center of the city." [boldface added]

https://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2014/08/08/elmira-hotels-history/13793533/

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Hi Tink,

Well your post about high tea in Elmira awakened a concern as to whether The Empress in Victoria, BC even still held their High Tea each afternoon, I mean I have not been there for probably forty years now...and things have a way of changing...to my relief yes they still show up on Googling, however the price is higher than I recall with just plain ol' high tea now being served at $89 per head, with a champagne tea for "only" $30 more...here is an actual lift of their prices...

Afternoon Tea per person 89
Champagne Tea featuring a glass of Lanson Black Label 122

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OMG, $89 per person?!

That would be expensive for a full dinner in a relatively fancy restaurant (but not nearly as fancy as the restaurants Gavin Newsom frequents, while violating his own mask mandates). :O

The Mark Twain Hotel went out of business about 40 years ago. I don't know what they charged for their high teas, but I'd bet it was no more than $3, which would be the equivalent of about $30 today.

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yes the money is not worth anything...less and less...glad I had the experience of The Empress 'high-tea' long ago, I have other ways to spend my $89...not to mention $30 for ONE glass of champagne...(THAT I might spring for; loving champagne so much :))

and yes to the ten-fold price inflation also; I keep an inflation tracker bookmarked, cuz I love to watch the old movies...fun to see the current equivalents! And not even equivalent, either, because (I am convinced, now) the gov has gerrymandered the calculations so much, trying to disguise how problematic the currency - and the US economy -- really is.

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Heck, you can get a whole bottle of pretty fair champagne for about $50 at a wine&liquor shop... that's FIVE whole glasses! YUM! :)

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well ima do it that way then...haven't had a glass of champagne since Iowa, my friend and I knew a wonderful rooftop place...one glass each had us two elderly ladies feeling NO PAIN...yup gonna find a friend, and go for a whole bottle of kinda nice bubbly!

See how informative it is to be on SOLVED, all the crucial information we can uncover here?  

...oh and the Zinfandel...usta love that, too...so very nice when you are traveling, and need to unwind before dinner...um, supper? ...before your evening tea?

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Yes, Zinfandel is good, like 'The Seven Deadly Zins,' and I found a great California pinot noir that we love here, 'Meiomi.'  VERY fruity, full-bodied and mouth-filling, about $20 for a bottle. (hic! 'scuse me!)  :)

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Well Tink ima make a note of that pinot noir... and I think we have dispatched BOTH coffee an' tea to their more appropriate (and inferior) positions on the totem pole, here...

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