Today I’m thinking about Tea.
I love tea, fresh tea, hot tea… and it’s a very British custom
The story of tea
“In one popular Chinese legend, Shennong, the legendary Emperor of China and inventor of agriculture and Chinese medicine was drinking a bowl of just boiled water some time around 2737 BC when a few leaves were blown from a nearby tree into his water, changing the color. The emperor took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised by its flavor and restorative properties. A variant of the legend tells that the emperor tested the medical properties of various herbs on himself, some of them poisonous, and found tea to work as an antidote.”
So if this if the origins are quite linked to Asia, how did Tea become such a wide tradition in Britain?
“Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, took the tea habit to Great Britain around 1660, but it was not until the 19th century Britain that tea became as widely consumed as it is today. In Ireland, tea had become an everyday beverage for all levels of society by the late 19th century, but it was first consumed as a luxury item on special occasion such as religious festivals, wakes, and domestic work gatherings such as quiltings.”
Portugal!!! It had to be 🙂
Well, so now you know the origins of tea, I will talk about my favourite Tea provider in UK: Whittard
For summer I recommend the instant Tea Flavours, like this English Fruits
We only need to had some spoons of it and water and that’s it. Very easy to do and really fresh. They have a lot of other different flavours.
And accessorize!!! Love the teapot’s, the mugs
But they also have cute stuff like the China collections!
And now we have our tea, our teapot and our cute collection of China, we only miss some biscuits for the tea
Enjoy your tea 🙂