YOUR DAILY TEA PRESCRIPTION…

THE VILLAGE KITCHEN

With so many teas to choose from why not make your own prescription so you can enjoy the right tea for the right reason?

Wake Up Call – try Turmeric Tea which is an anti-inflammatory

Midmorning Cuppa – try Green Tea as this can boost your metabolism

Afternoon Tipple – have a Black Tea as this gives you energy and focus.

Bedtime – before you pop to bed have a Chamomile Tea to help you calm down and relax before you go to bed.

Feeling a Bit Under The Weather – try Chai Tea as this can boost your immune system.

Got a Sore Throat – then try Lemon & Honey Tea as this can relieve the pain of a sore throat.

Feeling a Bit Sickly – drink some Ginger Tea which is renowned for its tummy-settling abilities.

Feeling Bloated – drink some Peppermint Tea which is another one well…

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NATIONAL TEA DAY APRIL 21st, 2022…

National Tea Day – 21st April 2022 – #tea #British #hot

The British love of anything to do with TEA dates back centuries and this soft spot seems to only get stronger with time! National Tea Day’s slogan is “Brew More. Do More.” The vision is to inspire special moments with tea. Working with a variety of partner companies throughout the year, they desire to bring tea drinkers, tea servers and the entire tea industry together.

Although tea originated from China, a lot of people associate it primarily with the United Kingdom, since it was the British who helped popularize tea in Europe.

Contrary to popular misconception, tea wasn’t introduced to Europe by the British; it was Dutch sailors who first brought it to the European continent from China. The earliest known mention of tea by an Englishman was by an agent for the British East India Company in 1615.

It is celebrated in tea rooms, hotels, pubs and cafés through special events, and charitable fundraising events held across the country, including a tea ‘Fes-Tea-Val’ at Chiswick House & Gardens in London. 

Despite the fact that tea has been popular in the UK for hundreds of years, the question of when to add the milk is one which still provokes many an argument! Most people first pour the tea into the cup, then add the milk, but others disagree. It is said that this was a way for the rich to show off their wealth. They often drank tea in porcelain cups, and it was only the better-quality porcelain that could withstand the temperature of very hot tea. This meant that people who had lower-quality cups needed to first pour the milk so that the cup wouldn’t break.

One fascinating fact – The average Brit drinks 876 cups of tea every single year – enough to fill two bath tubs. 

Source: National Today, Discover Britain Magazine, Learn English Wikipedia