1.Drinking three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks and stroke.
2.A new review study shows regular drinking of either black or green tea can reduce the risk of heart problems by 11 percent.
3.It cuts plaque build-up in arteries – a combination of dangerous fat and cholesterol.
4.In terms of the delivery of antioxidants, two cups of tea is equivalent to five portions of vegetables or two apples, reports the journal Molecular Aspects of Medicine.
5.The review by researchers at the University of Western Australia says the benefits of tea are largely due to the flavonoid content, antioxidant ingredients that counteract cardiovascular disease, according to the Daily Mail.
6.One cup of tea provides 150-200 mg of flavonoids.
7.The review also found the flavonoid content of black tea is equal to that of green tea. Almost 80 percent of Britons are tea drinkers.
8.Four cups of tea with milk provides 21% of daily calcium requirement.
9.Catherine Hood from the industry-backed Tea Advisory Panel said: ‘Compared with the US studies, the cardiovascular benefits of tea are particularly strong in European studies. This includes UK studies where most of the tea consumed is black.’ Tea and Health Facts are available on the Tea Advisory Panel.
Instructions for an afternoon tea in the Victorian Era
Serve rolled bread and butter, sandwiches made of ham paste, potted ham, tongue or chicken.
The crusts of the bread should be cut off, and the sandwiches cut into three corner shapes or fingers.
Anchovy sandwiches or those made with cheese paste are liked by Gentlemen.
Salads are allowable nowadays at afternoon tea; egg, oysters, or chicken are suitable with brown bread and biscuits.
Cakes for this purpose should be very small.
Wine and cordial should always be on the sideboard, claret cup or champagne cup on the table.
It’s National Cake Week this week in the UK so get out your scales and pop on that Pinney to make your special cake this week.
A movable feast that is always celebrated in the first full week of October. National Cake Week was founded by Lynn Hill in 2011, with the sole purpose of celebrating and sharing a whole cake together with family and friends. You will find a cake at the heart of almost every formal and informal gathering, whether in the office, a family birthday party, or a wedding and who doesn’t love a slice or two?
Cakes come in all shape sharing sizes, round, square and rectangular. Semi-naked, the cake of course, not the baker, with a feather-light sponge, filled and topped with fresh fruit, or a chocoholic overload that is sure to send you into a sugar rush high.
Whatever the occasion, National Cake Week is the time to celebrate the humble cake in all its glory. Share your creation on social media using the hashtag #nationalcakeweek
Also, share in here for us all to admire.
Chocolate Week 9-15th October 2017
If you love chocolate (like I do) then you have to go over to the Chocolate Week website to check out what events and tastings are going on during this week.
The Chocolate Show takes place at the Olympia National Hall on the 13th-15th October where some of the delightful and delectable things happening at The Chocolate Show include:
– A selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and around the world
– Celebrity chef demonstrations
– Workshops for adults and budding chefs
– A pop-up chocolate restaurant
– a Chocolate Bar with chocolate and drink pairings
and much more!
There is also a Participants Page which lists all the chocolate makers who are staging events during Chocolate week ( all based in London).
There is also a page just on chocolate where you will learn things you never knew about chocolate.
All crumpets should be toasted on both sides, the smooth side first, the holey side last, as this produces a suitable concavity for the butter…Never cut a muffin, snip round the curved side and pull top and bottom apart and insert the butter in thin slices, do not attempt to spread it.
Dorothy Harley Food in England