The Great British Brew

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

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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 of British pottery. (The little blue & white teacup on the Tea in England banner represents the pottery-making heritage… Continue reading Time for Tea – An Infographic from Emma Bridgewater

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

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

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 benefits of tea and tea drinking. Gill was commissioned later on, too. His ‘Tea Revives the World’… Continue reading Tea Revives the World – an illustrated poster from the 1940s

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 Afternoon Tea in London. In the past… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

Must Visit Destinations in England For Tea Lovers

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 maybe even learn something new about our favourite hot drink. The English capital is jam packed with fab places to see, so why not consider booking… Continue reading Must Visit Destinations in England For Tea Lovers

The 5 Most Popular National Trust Tearoom Cakes

Visiting National Trust properties is not only enjoyable because of their beauty and history, but also because most of them have excellent tearooms. Some are quite unique – for example housed in old stables, like the tearooms at Osterley House not far from where I live – and others may be located within the house… Continue reading The 5 Most Popular National Trust Tearoom Cakes