National Tea Calendar Blog

British National Tea Day!
On April 21st 2020 the UK celebrates National Tea Day, their drink of choice for the past two centuries. This is the day Britian also celebrates its longstanding relationship with this steeped drink. Our love for tea is that deep that collectively we consume more than 60 billion cups a year.

To find out more about National Tea Day Click Here

National Cream Tea Day!
On June 26th 2020 it's going to be another celebration as the nation indulges in all things tea'sy - scones, jam, clotted cream and pots of tea!

National Afternoon Tea Week!
Yep! we even expand our tea luxuries over an entire week between 10th August - 16th August.

Join me as these dates approach and I will provide you with delights and links for booking your cream tea!
Monthly Topic - Tea Families

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Before Robert Fortune discovered the 'secrets' of tea in the mid 19th century, europeans believed that green and black teas came from different plants. We know today that this is the phenomenon of oxidation that modifies the natural state of the leaves, changing the colour and taste.

Oxidation is produced by oxidase, enzymes that react when the cells of a tea leaf are broken. When reacting with oxygen, these enzymes trigger the oxidation of the leaf, so it is possible to change freshly harvested leaves into any type of tea.

Each family of teas comes from a particular method of processing the leaves. For example;, to obtain a green tea, the leaves must be 'fired' or steamed to disable the enzymes that cause oxidation.

There are six main categories or families of tea: white, green, yellow, wulong (or oolong), black and Pu er (or sometimes Pu-erh). I will be following these up each month to bring you some facts.

What is your favorite tea?
I like a spiced Chai tea

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