The story behind the Tea in England blog

Gravitea for Two by Duy Huynh

The longer I live in England, and the more I see and do, the more I discover that in one way or another almost everything here has a tea connection. Some are fairly obvious, others are pretty darn obscure – all of them are captivating.

After two years of posting my adventures and these unique finds on my personal Facebook page, I decided that it was time to start sharing it all with you and the rest of the tea-drinking-England-loving world, so I created Tea in England.

But … it’s not all about me. (Well, okay, sometimes it is.) This is a place for you to talk about tea, England and Tea in England, so please join in the conversation by leaving comments and telling me about your favourite Tea in England places and experiences. #sharethetealove

Tea in England

Although my husband – yes! that’s him in the drawing above 🙂 – thinks that I know everything (shhhhh, it’s taken me nine years to get him to this point), the truth is: I don’t. There’s still a lot to learn about tea and about England. I hope you won’t mind my dragging you around with me as I do so. Bring a flask. Extra points for Tunnock’s Tea Cakes.

Speaking of going places, isn’t my blog banner sensational? London illustrator Emma Block has captured perfectly – in her talented, imaginative, charming way – my personal journey of discovery across this Land of Hope and Glory and Tea. Emma likes charity shops, tea, and very sharp pencils. Her latest book is called Tea & Cake. Oh yes, our kind of girl.


Tea & Cake by Emma Block


So there you have it ~ the Tea in England blog. I’m so glad you’re here! Now then, one lump or two?




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  1. I don’t think England’s love of tea will ever die! So there’s plenty to keep you busy for years to come… 🙂

  2. First, love the look of the book, Tea and Cake.
    I have had very few tea experiences in England, but the most memorable was tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace – pure delight. We were traveling with friends from New Zealand and I said I wanted to have afternoon tea. It took me awhile to realize what they thought of afternoon tea was a cream tea and not the full tea experience. We did have cream tea in a small shop in the Cotswalds.

    • I love the look of the book, too. It’s on my Wish List – one of these days I will indulge myself. I love Emma’s work. It’s very young and vibrant. I hope you will have more lovely tea stories to share by late autumn. 🙂 I do love the Orangery – did your New Zealand friends like the experience? x

  3. I live in the Southeastern USA, but I am truly a tea lover and greatly enjoy your blog. Someday, I hope to visit England and have tea where so many of the customs and traditions surrounding tea began. Thanks for all that you share!

    • Well, welcome to Tea in England, Paula! I lived near Charleston, SC for 30+ years before moving to England. I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog, and have fun planning that trip to England!

  4. I do so enjoy your website. My wish has always been to visit England. But at this point it does not look like that wish will come true. So I will enjoy visiting England through your eyes. Thank you so much for your time in putting this together. I enjoy tea and all the traditions that go along with it. I have my Grandchildren drinking tea so we have tea parties all the time. The little ones enjoy chocolate milk “tea” while the older one enjoys Herbal teas. I enjoy the black teas. Thank you for sharing. Judy

    • Hi Judy, Welcome to my blog and thank you for leaving a comment. I visited England through the eyes of others for 40 years before I actually got here – so you never know. In the meantime, tea parties with grandchildren are the next best thing. (My 3 tea-drinking grandsons – twins age 12, and their older brother age 14 – are back in the States.)

  5. Just stopping by to say hello, Denise! Always love checking out what good things you are posting and pinning! xo

  6. Like you, I don’t know when my love of all things English began. But once they did, I was off and running. I live near San Diego, California. I’m originally from Rochester, NY, but have been here since 1972. When I go home to visit, I always wonder why I left because it’s much more like England than California, of course. But I do make the best of it by drinking lots and lots of Tetley tea. My dream is to visit England one day (actually, it’s to live there, but I don’t think that will happen). Yet, who knows? Thank you so much for sharing your love of England and tea with all of us. Makes my day just reading your blogs and Facebook postings.

    • Hi Patricia, sounds like you’ve fallen hard for this magical England. I do hope you get to visit someday. It’s a worthy goal to have. Thanks for your lovely words about the blog and FB page. I’m very lucky to be living here. x

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