Happy National Tea Day!

The habit of drinking tea dates back thousands of years but didn’t become popular in England until the 1660s. However, it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. image credit: [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons In 1840 afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford.…… Continue reading Happy National Tea Day!

Who was Earl Grey?

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Most afternoons we have a cup of Earl Grey, the tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of bergamot oil. The tea is named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764 –1845) who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from November 1830 to July 1834. You might have seen Charles Grey played by…… Continue reading Who was Earl Grey?

Time for tea?

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Good Morning! Is it time to put the kettle on? Hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Does green tea have health benefits?

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Recently I’ve been drinking a lovely Jasmine Blossom Green Tea from Newbys. The tea is quite expensive but has a lovely, delicate flavour. For years I’ve been under the impression that green tea is beneficial to health without really knowing why so I’ve  consulted Dr Google. The NHS choices website has an excellent analysis of…… Continue reading Does green tea have health benefits?