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7 August 2012

Drink tea at Dr Johnson's House

There can be no better place to take tea than the home of Dr Samuel Johnson, a man who described himself as "a hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle has scarcely time to cool; who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and, with tea, welcomes the morning."

Johnson was known to be a prolific tea-drinker so it seems fitting that his former home in Gough Square - now a museum to the great man very close to your author's heart - has started serving tea over light conversation at 3pm every Tuesday in July and August in Johnson's Parlour. It sounds very civilised.

For more, see http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.html#tea


  1. Thank you. I have visited Johnson's home in Gough Square in the past, but I didn't see a tea room. Either the Tuesday afternoons hadn't started yet, or I missed the opportunity.

  2. Been there, too but never got the chance to try that tea time. The next time I visit, I will surely try that. I wonder though, if they offer different tea products like hibiscus tea or green tea? :)