TODAY’S TEA QUOTE…

A great tea quote to start your week from Afternoon Tea4Two…

“Tea is a part of daily life. It is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty” – Yamamoto Soschun

NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK 10th-16th MAY 2021…

National Vegetarian Week takes place from 10th-16th May, 2021.

They have a challenge they would like you to join. The challenge is to go veggie for one week, nominate two people to do it too, and donate £3 to the vegetarian society.

There is lots of tasty recipes on the site as well as celebrities supporting vegetarian week.

For more details on the challenge head to the National Vegetarian Week page here.

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DEMENTIA UK’S TIME FOR A CUPPA WEEK 1st-8th MAY…

It’sTime for a Cuppa week is 1st-8th May in aid of Dementia UK.

With all that has been going on over the last year it has been easy to forget all the people who are suffering from Dementia so Dementia UK are trying to raise awareness by making 1st-8th May as Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa Week.

Whether you want to run, trek, cycle, bake or do your own thing to raise funds for them, your support will help them provide more Admiral Nurses, so families facing dementia get the help they need. Every single penny helps.

About Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be…

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THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST AFTERNOON TEA WEEK 17th-24th MAY 2021…

The World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea Week takes place between 17th-24th May 21 and is fundraising for holiday food provision for children living in poverty and from low-income backgrounds.

The Caroline Walker Trust is raising funds for activities which improve the quality of holiday and after school food provision for children living in poverty and low-income families.  The Trust is also acutely aware that due to the recent closures of schools and the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation, more children will be in need of adequate nutritious food during extended breaks.

Host your own healthy afternoon tea with family, friends and colleagues, at your work, local school, community centre, place of worship, park, club or café, to support activities that provide healthier food options for children during the holidays, extended breaks and after school.

There are over four million children in the UK who already live below the breadline that go hungry every holiday.  In some areas, over a third of school children would normally have access to a free school meal during term time.  For many, this may also be their only meal. Unfortunately, school breaks hit them particularly hard, forcing them to go without adequate food.  For those from low-incomes, after school provision of food options in most areas often comprises unhealthy takeaway options, leading to obesity and rising health inequalities at an early age.

The number of children in poverty is set to increase over the coming months as self-isolation and the uncertainty of employment continues.  It may be that schools reopen and periodically close again, leaving more children without adequate and/or nutritious food for lunch and afternoon tea.  The Caroline Walker Trust aims to improve holiday, term breaks and after school food provision for children living in poverty and from low-incomes.

You can make a massive difference to the lives of children by hosting a healthy afternoon tea at your work, school or favourite community organisation. 

All the monies raised will provide;

  • Activities which support and improve the quality of holiday food provision for children living in poverty,
  • After school projects supporting healthier food options for children from low income-based families,
  • Resources, information and expertise to enhance the quality of food and the improvement of the nation’s health.

TEN TEA PAIRINGS WITH FOOD…

Ten tea pairings with food for you to enjoy…

Earl Grey Tea

Have Earl Grey with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or crème Brule or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

Fruit Teas

These make fantastic pairings with Brie. Sweet, citrus flavour’s bite through the buttery cheese, producing a wonderful and unique taste sensation.

Oolong Teas

They range in character between green and black teas, many can be paired with food along the same lines as their green or black counterparts. For instance, greener oolongs tend to go well with scallops, lobster and other sweet rich foods, while darker oolongs compliment somewhat stronger-flavoured foods such as duck and grilled meal.

Kenya Tea

Have this with beef and horseradish or ham sandwiches or chocolate cake or Austrian smoked cheese.

Ceylon Tea –

Try this with cucumber or tomato sandwiches or tarte au citron or mature cheddar cheese.

Lapsang Tea

Enjoy it with chicken or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food. 

Green Tea

In general, the subtle, vegetative flavour and aroma of most green tea is well suited to mild or subtly-flavoured foods, such as seafood, rice, salads, melon or chicken.

White Tea –

Because of the extremely subtle flavour of white teas, we recommend pairing them with only the mildest of flavours, so as to not miss the sweetness that is so loved in white tea.

Black Tea –

The more robust flavours and aromas of most black teas, as well as the most pronounced tannins, are well suited to pairing with full-flavored foods such as meat and spicy dishes.

Pu-erh Tea –

Worthy of special note, pu-erh teas are known for their digestive benefits. Not only do these teas pair well with meats and oily foods, but they can also offer a welcome settling effect after large, multi-course meals!