Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria

Having a love of all things tea includes a fondness of Queen Victoria. It was during her reign that afternoon tea became popular.  She was said to be a great tea drinker.  The queen gave many tea parties at Windsor Castle and also at Buckingham Palace. 

She became queen at 18 and was the longest reigning British monarch.  Not only was she a queen, but her name is synonymous with an era as well!  The love story between her and Albert is uniquely shown in the movie, The Young Victoria.  They were married for 20 years and had nine children.  Pictures of Queen Victoria in her later life are those of her dressed in black.  It is said that she really never got over the death of Albert and mourned him until she died. 

One of my fans on facebook pointed out this website that sells a teapot in honor of Queen Victoria, as well as, the print pictured above by The Maureen Berry Collection.  (As a disclaimer, I do not own the print or the teapot nor is this an endorsement.) 

I would highly encourage those that haven't seen the movie The Young Victoria to go rent it.  It shows a side of the young queen that is not depicted that much.  Her spirit is inspiring.  Be sure to make a pot of tea to go with the movie!

Happy Sipping on Queen Victoria's Birthday!


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. That is quite a teapot. Thanks for the links.

  2. I am a great tea drinker too...Meet you has been a pleasure

  3. Loved the movie. Wish I could have taken some tea while watching it. That would be a very fun tea party.

  4. I loved that movie! Went to see it with my best friend, a Canadian gal.