Tea has a completely different meaning to tea anywhere else. It’s given a much deeper meaning and is considered as one of the seven main daily necessities of life.

They hold tea ceremony’s in China and the four main significances in serving tea are for harmony, reverence, purity and tranquility in relationships.

It is also served between the two matrimonial families in order to show acceptance and appreciation.

The four main teas in China are Green Tea, White Tea, Oolong and Black Tea. They also brew tea completely different to us in the UK and with each different tea its requires its own temperature and is served in certain ways.

There is a special kind of green tea that is considered as the ‘elixir’ of life as it can cure almost everything and the Chinese people save it for their next generations as inheritance.



4 Meringue nests, crushed
Three quarters of a pint of double cream, very lightly whipped
1 Tablespoon Caster Sugar
9oz/255g Strawberries
A few drops of vanilla essence
2 heaped tablespoons of Icing Sugar
Juice on one large lemon


Add lemon juice to icing sugar and leave for one hour, then whisk to a chunky purée
Cut strawberries into quarters and sprinkle on the vanilla and caster sugar and leave for 15 minutes
Fold the strawberries into the cream and add the crushed meringue
Pop into glasses