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 commissioned by them from graphic designer cartographer, artist and architect MacDonald Gill to help illustrate the benefits of tea and tea drinking. Gill … [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 Tea over 175 years ago - and it was Tetley who introduced tea bags to the UK back in the 1950s. They were the first to use perforated tissue for teabags … [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]

The Wellington Afternoon Tea – Flawless and Fit for a Duke

Wellington Afternoon Tea at the Wellington Lounge Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane London

As a tea enthusiast who has over the years enjoyed many an Afternoon Tea, I have by now developed a keen awareness of what I love in an Afternoon Tea … [Continue reading]

Tea, Apsley House, and the Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington's Teapot

One of the reasons I write this blog is to share my tea experiences in England with an audience of readers who, like you (and me!) love tea and love … [Continue reading]