It has been customary here that around the 11 o’clock mark one would tend to get a little peckish. Having assumed that breakfast was taken around 6:30ish, ones stomach may need a little attention. In schools this term became ‘tea break’, when there was a break in class time for a drink and little snack, but is still kept around this time.
In our popular children's literature it has often been sited as a very important part of ones day. Two examples (from our beloved British Bear characters!) of elevenses being a talking point are Winnie the Pooh
Paddington Bear is our other favorite bear who often took elevenses at the antique shop on Portobello Road run by his friend Mr Gruber and usually received some sound advice about whatever his problem might have been that day whilst taking his Elevenses.
More tea anyone?