The Lil Things Series - Tea for Two  LbNA # 66354

OwnerMistress V - Le Vampyre    
Placed DateDec 25 2013
CountyBell
LocationLevin Park, Harker Heights, TX
Boxes1
Found ByGryzzled Gryphon
Last UpdateDec 30 2013

Clues

The Lil Things Tea for Two

HISTORY:

Tea can refer to any of several different meals or mealtimes, depending on a country's customs and its history of drinking tea. However, in those countries where the term's use is common, the influences are generally those of the former British Empire (now the Commonwealth of Nations). Tea as a meal can be small or large.

Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 pm and 6 pm. Traditionally, loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served with milk and sugar. The sugar and caffeine of the concoction provided fortification against afternoon doldrums for the working poor of 19th and early 20th century England who had a significantly lower calorie count and more physically demanding occupation than most Westerners today. For laborers, the tea was sometimes accompanied by a small sandwich or baked snack.

High tea (also known as meat tea) is the evening meal or dinner of the working class, typically eaten between 5 pm and 7 pm. High tea typically consists of a hot dish, followed by cakes and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there would be cold cuts of meat, such as ham salad. Traditionally, high tea was eaten by middle- to upper-class children (whose parents would have a more formal dinner later) or by workers when they came home from work. The term was first used around 1825, and high is used in the sense of well-advanced (like high noon, for example) to signify that it was taken later in the day.

DIRECTIONS:
Take US 190 to Harker Heights, take the FM 2410 (Knights Way) exit and take 2410 East for mile. Turn left onto Millers Crossing. Then take a right into Levin Park, inside the park turn to the right and park near the dumpsters.

TO THE BOX:
Park and look for a walking trail. Once you reach the trail walk to your right for a ways, then you will see a trail to the left before the bridge. Take the trail to the left and walk to the cozy little gazebo. Here is the ideal spot for a Tea for Two. After your tea, walk down to the pond and see the water fowl, be careful, they can be quite ducky. If you look to your left, you will see an outcropping of rocks, walk along the shore to the rocks and you will see a stream coming down the hill. Walk up the hill following the stream until you see a wooden bridge. Under the bridge you will see a small pile of rocks, behind these rocks you will find your Tea Time. Please return the box back to its original place and hide well.

*** If you are the first finder, Mistress V has left you a memento.