Here in Britain we love a good cup of tea…but just how much do you really know about the humble brew? As a part of a campaign to explore the nation’s love affair with the cuppa, our tea drinking friends at Sykes Cottages created the most adorable tea themed infographic, illustrating our favourite ways to… Continue reading The Great British Brew
- Time for Tea – An Infographic from Emma Bridgewater 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 Read More . . .
- Reprise: The Brown Betty teapot (our most popular blog post) 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 Read More . . .
- Tea Revives the World – an illustrated poster from the 1940s 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 Read More . . .
- Tetley Tea – Ahhh, that's better! 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 Read More . . .
- Top 3 Posts on Tea in England in 2013 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 kindnesses. If you haven’t already, please do pop over to our Twitter and Facebook pages and join in with Read More . . .
- The Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane 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 whiskey/pear/Champagne cocktail. Intrigued? I hope so, because I am about to tell you about a most fantastic Christmas Read More . . .