Time for Tea – An Infographic from Emma Bridgewater

Time-For-Tea-infographic

Emma Bridgewater began making her unique pottery in 1985, and today runs the highly successful and much-loved company with her husband Matthew Rice.   Quintessentially British, their cosy, charming pottery is made in Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional home of British pottery. (The little … [Continue reading]

Reprise: The Brown Betty teapot (our most popular blog post)

Denise's Brown Betty Teapots

It is a known fact that the Brown Betty teapot brews tea better than any other teapot design. This is because of the shape of the pot which allows the tea leaves to be gently swirled around as the boiling water is added, and the special clay used in its manufacture that holds heat so well. Why is … [Continue reading]

Tea Revives the World – an illustrated poster from the 1940s

Tea Revives the World Poster 2

In the 1930s, to help promote the sale of empire goods, the International Tea Market Expansion Board was formed. Several colourful maps were … [Continue reading]

Tetley Tea – Ahhh, that’s better!

Vintage Tetley Tea Tin

Tea drinking is a British institution, with over 165 million cups of tea drunk everyday. Yorkshire brothers Joseph and Edward Tetley founded Tetley … [Continue reading]

Top 3 Posts on Tea in England in 2013

2013 Tea in England Year in Review

I wish to thank all of my readers for their support, comments and friendly emails in 2013. Your enthusiasm is contagious and I appreciate your many … [Continue reading]

The Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea. Intercontinental London Park Lane. Wellington Lounge.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me  a partridge in a pear tree ~ in the form of a partridge pie, washed down with a … [Continue reading]

3 Whittard Teas That I Really Like

Pouring tea

I’m a fan of Whittard Tea (I've written about them before) – not just for their tea (oh, and the attractive packaging), but for their retail shops … [Continue reading]

Must Visit Destinations in England For Tea Lovers

Afternoon Tea on a train in England

Britain is well known for its love of tea, so unsurprisingly there are a wide range of great places to visit where you can relax with a cuppa and … [Continue reading]

The 5 Most Popular National Trust Tearoom Cakes

A Cream Tea at a National Trust Tearoom

Visiting National Trust properties is not only enjoyable because of their beauty and history, but also because most of them have excellent tearooms. … [Continue reading]

10 reasons why the Wellington Afternoon Tea could be London’s #1 Afternoon Tea

Wellington Afternoon Tea InterContinental Park Lane London

The tradition of Afternoon Tea began in England and the English certainly know how to do it and how to do it right. At every top London hotel that … [Continue reading]