29th Jan '18

Ken Thompson is a plant biologist with a keen interest in the science of gardening. He writes a frequent gardening column in the Daily Telegraph, lectures extensively and has written four gardening books, including Compost and No Nettles Required. His most recent book is Where do Camels Belong? The Story and Science of Invasive Species.

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The Power of the Humble Tea Bag...

16th Oct '17

This new, beautifully illustrated and expansive tome, published in time for Christmas 2017 is an absolute must for tea lovers.

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A Thirst For Empire - How Tea Shaped the Modern World by Erika Rappaport

19th Sep '17

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called upon the tea industry to focus on the health benefits of tea to attract a younger generation.

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World Health Organisation encourage tea for health

3rd Aug '17

Extracts from the personal diary of Mr Peter Macrae 1939-1947

What was it like to run a tea tavern in rural England in the 30s and 40s?

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The Tea Tavern

16th Jun '17

Teabags appear in a top ten list of the greatest inventions of all time.

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The humble teabag revealed as one of the greatest inventions of all time

5th May '17

Botanists have unlocked the genetic secrets of the plant prized for producing tea.

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Secrets of tea plant revealed by science

28th Apr '17

Liverpudlian’s have emerged as the nation’s biggest tea drinkers, according to a recent poll.

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Which UK cities drink the most tea?

7th Apr '17

This week’s top tea story centres around the new trend in London’s most stylish restaurants of offering a tea pairing menu alongside main courses, this in response to the growing number of diners seeking non-alcoholic beverages.

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How tea replaced wine in London’s top restaurants

27th Mar '17

It has been over 70 years since George Orwell famously wrote his guide to making the perfect cup of tea in the London Evening Standard entitled ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’.

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Never boil water twice and other modern tea rules

11th Mar '17

And now for a bit of history...

You don't have to be British to know about "teatime" - though you might have to be to know the details of the institution.

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Why is ‘Teatime’ in the Afternoon?

23rd Feb '17

Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party immortalised the cheese and wine parties of the aspirational middle classes in the 70s. Today, a tea expert claims that 2017’s trend should be cheese and tea parties.

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Tea is a better pairing for cheese than wine, says expert

9th Feb '17

Green tea lovers already know that its miraculous properties have excellent health benefits but a new study claims it can also help fight several major diseases.

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Green tea could help to combat bone-marrow disorders

26th Jan '17

If you’re looking to discover more tea experiences and flavours than your daily 7am English Breakfast or 4pm Earl Grey, new book The World Tea Encyclopaedia will do exactly as it says on the hardback and open your eyes to a myriad of undiscovered teas.

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The World Tea Encyclopaedia lifts the teapot lid and allows readers to peer inside

11th Jan '17

Reports out today suggest that the over 50s shouldn’t drink caffeine after lunch if they want a good night’s sleep.

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5 health-boosting teas for everyday

16th Dec '16

Did you know that December 15th marks International Tea Day?

Sure, every day celebrates something... but for obvious reasons International Tea Day is close to our hearts.

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Our favourite mentions of tea in literature
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