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Tea time

Plenty has been said and written about the world famous and well-known tradition of the British tea-time and the most beloved Cuppa tea.

I shall not invent the wheel here.

From  the astonishing work of Henry James’s early period, The Portrait of a lady.

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. There are circumstances in which, whether you partake of the tea or not–some people of course never do,–the situation is in itself delightful.

Through the brilliant essay of George Orwell.

To The UK Tea Council

you have tradition and trend, different blends and taste (according not only to one’s likings but also to the hardness of water there are specific blends for each region and you better not mix them if you are on the search for the superior savour).

In fact there are two main types of tea time on the Island (not one):

My favourite brands of tea so far are:

Ahmad Earl Grey

London Tea Company

Peppermint, Spearmint & Strawberry Pyramid Infusers (not the classic black tea, though)

*In the Pyramid Tea Bags, please, the paper ones are killing the taste

 

MAITRE

Black or herbal tea

Well, I cannot say I am huge, enormous fan of the tea-time but I do like the tradition and rituals.

Are you a tea-addict? Do you have favourite brands/blends or type? Please share and I’ll be on the look to try them 🙂

Should I get a special set of tea-things? 🙂

I will probably have a cuppa now,

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