From now on there will be a new weekly event in the 1920s Berlin Project sim.
Every Saturday at 11am PDT Clarrington Enterprises will host a 11 Uhr Tee.
11 uhr tee is based on what Germans called 5 uhr tee; 5 o’clock tea.
It is more like a tea dance, or thé dansant then like High Tea.
A thé dansant is an afternoon or early evening gathering where you would have a light snack, something to drink and then dance.
Generally something for the upper classes, it soon became extremely popular for everyone.
In Germany, countless people would visit local restaurants, bars and clubs in their best clothes for a drink, dance and chat.
But it was not like the evening entertainment, even though it sounds like it.
Because 5 uhr tee was in the afternoon, it would often mean there were people of all ages there, it was in public and generally had a more proper feel to it.
You wouldn’t go mad and do the charleston half naked, stoned out of your mind while trying to seduce some men in the Adlon mirror room if your grandparents were dancing next to you and in stead of your local flapper friends you were surrounded by people like the post office clerk, teachers, shopkeepers, etc.
It was a perfect excuse to go out before dinner, you could bring anyone because afterwards you would go eat and spend the evening at home or go to bed.