Victoria Wood takes us on a trip to the Far East to explore our obsession with tea (Photo: MAG | Flickr – used under a CC licence)
When I saw the BBC1 trailer for comedian Victoria Wood’s two-part programme ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’ I was just a little bit excited.
A primetime show all about tea; its history and an exploration of why us Brits love it so much – what could be better for tea lovers? Answers on a postcard please.
I get to put this badge on my site – woohoo!
Some rather amazing news has landed in Tea and Cake’s email inbox.
The great tea company Whittard has nominated Tea and Cake as one of their top ten tea blogs!
I never believed when I started this blog around this time last year that it would be nominated for anything, especially by a company I admire so much.
But T&C also received another nomination before Christmas – for a R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. blog award (read more about that here).
The full time job I began recently has meant I spend far too much time online already, so the blogging has had to take a back seat unfortunately.
But if anything gets me back to reviewing my favourite drink, and baking cakes for the pure sake of it, it’s being recognised by one of my favourite tea shops as a top tea blogger. Thanks Whittard
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Russian Caravan, English Breakfast and Sencha teas from Whittard
As a huge fan of English breakfast tea blends, my expectations were high with this particular gift from Whittard. But as usual, they didn’t disappoint.
Tea is good for you, didn’t you know? (Credit: CC/Alexandre Dulaunoy)
The health benefits of tea are well publicised in the tea world but don’t really get enough press in wider circles. There tend to be lots of myths too about tea having more caffeine that coffee, but that’s a post for another day.
There are many reasons why tea is good for you, and some of them are less obvious than you’d think. Some of these are backed up by scientific evidence and some of them are just my opinion…
The Cutty Sark
On a recent Sunday trip to Greenwich, it wasn’t until venturing through the bustling market and going on board the Cutty Sark that I realised what an ideal place Greenwich is for tea lovers in search of a bit of history about the lovely stuff.
Tumblr is just brilliant for cool, quirky infographic-type things, and when I come across tea-related snippets I love it and can’t wait to share them on here.
This one’s perfect as my dream is to visit other countries around the world who are seemingly as addicted to tea as the UK is, to experience their culture and – of course – drink their tea!
If this tickles your tea fancy, take a look at ‘Why tea is magical’.
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