Hot tea in warm weather can cool you down

The news that tea lovers everywhere have been waiting for. Okay, I put my hand up straight away, it’s not just tea that has this effect but any hot drink. We’re experiencing a bit of a heatwave here in the UK with temperatures set to reach 38°C (100 °F) tomorrow, Thursday 25th August. Even a … Read more Hot tea in warm weather can cool you down

Tea-related little silver linings

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An old phrase says that “every cloud has its silver lining” and my grandmother, the greatest tea drinker in the world ever (both in terms of quantity and she was just awesome), was applied this philosophy to everyday life to an almost maddening degree. My grandmother, my hero For the entirety of the Second World … Read more Tea-related little silver linings

Exhibition Review – A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table

Definitely more of a journey than simply an exhibition, A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table is a walk across the continents to explore the history and cultural significance of tea through the centuries. We followed the outwardly unimpressive leaf of that small shrub, Camellia sinensis, on its hugely impressive rise from a medicinal … Read more Exhibition Review – A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table