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‘Look Mummy Your Tea is PINK!’
October 28, 2016
So Sofia and I were invited to the lovely offices of Teapigs, who were celebrating 10 years of business and the founders discussed the way teas are made and what makes them different. Whatever happened to the joy of having a good cuppa I wonder?
I love this tea company (check them out here), their ethos and quality of tea is truly amazing. To be clear,
Now although we are strong coffee drinkers I recently discovered Teapigs also make ‘Yerba Mate’ tea, which originates from South America and in particular the Guaranies. This is amazing on two fronts; a) it’s a relatively unknown drink and rare to find in tea bag form and b) The herbs originate from
I do have some German and other blood mixed in but a lot of the best Yerba mate is made in good ol’ Paraguay! Anyway I can go on and on about how amazing the Yerba Mate tea is, and how comfortable it is dressing like this, but I digress.
I realised that although coffee is fast becoming a modern ever day staple, and by
regular tea drinking can decrease the risk of depression by up to 31%
Back in the 70s, tea consumption per person was about 68 grams per week and is now less than 25 grams! Some argue
Besides, the ceremony of making tea is half the joy for most of us.. from the way it’s made to the tea set itself. Take Arshad Khan here, the ‘dreamy-eyed’ chai wala who went viral with this image and then became a model. Would he have been nearly this enigmatic handing over a plastic cup with your name written on it?
… Time to put the kettle on I think.