FREE CAKE FRIDAY (terms & conditions apply) #THEVILLAGEKITCHEN…

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If you haven’t tasted our ‘Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cake’ cake of the week, then you don’t know what you have been missing.

Enjoy it with a pot of delicious tea ( lots of choice) for just £4.75 of take a piece home for tea for just £2.25. Or Enjoy aFREE slice of cake on a Friday when you purchase a meal and a drink to enjoy after your meal or to take home for later.

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HOW THE CHINESE DRANK TEA IN THE 3RD CENTURY…

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Until the 3rd century AD, under the Han Dynasty (AD 206 -220) the Chinese drank tea as a medicinal tonic brew made from the freshly gathered leaves of the wild tea tree. For the next 700 or so years, the plucked leaves were steamed and then compressed into tightly packed cakes of different forms which could be easily stored or transported with minimum damage. To brew tea from these cakes, the brick or cake was roasted and then chopped or crushed, and steeped or boiled in hot water. The infusion was then often flavoured with sweet onions, salt, ginger, orange peel, cloves and mint.

The Tealover’s Companion – Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson

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8 GREEN TIPS ON USED TEA LEAVES…

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These 8 green tips on used tea leaves is from the site Green Living Tips which explains about how tea can affect the environment.

Uses for used tea leaves

  • If you do use tea bags, instead of throwing them into your household trash bin – they can be composted or added to a worm farm.
  • I’ve seen dried tea leaves suggested as an incense (although in my opinion, burning tea leaves smell pretty bad)
  • Following on from the last tip – burning tea leaves is said to repel mosquitos (that I can believe)
  • Dried tea leaves can absorb moisture in cupboards and odors in refrigerators
  • Tea leaves sprinkled in kitty litter can help reduce smell
  • Remove oil from pots and pans without impacting on their “seasoned” aspects
  • Dried tea leaves can sop up oil spills in the kitchen.
  • Soak old tea bags in melted…

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