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 Wellington Afternoon Tea – Flawless and Fit for a Duke

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 – and one thing I love is a themed tea. Whilst there are indeed a few elemental things that every Afternoon Tea should contain, the ‘art’… Continue reading The Wellington Afternoon Tea – Flawless and Fit for a Duke

HISTORY OF TEA TIMELINE

The history of tea is an East meets West tale of romance and intrigue involving emperors and kings; duchesses and queens; sailors, soldiers, wars and trade; politics and potters; botanists, smugglers and entrepreneurs – and lovers of the leaf like you and me. This history of tea timeline will help you navigate the five thousand… Continue reading HISTORY OF TEA TIMELINE

A Potted History of The Brown Betty Teapot

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 A Potted History of The Brown Betty Teapot