28th May 2012 – The British and their Tea!!

There is a ‘custom’ in Great Britain;  if there is any trial or trouble then the first thing that anyone does is make a cup of tea!  The world seems a better place after having had a cup!

Apparently, Britain got great because of tea – thanks mainly to the Indians and the Sri Lankans (Ceylon).  Black tea is the most popular in the UK.  Famous brands are PG Tips, Tetley, Twinings.  Varieties range from Assam, Darjeeling, Oolong, Orange Pekoe, Earl Grey, Lady Grey…….. that’s just black teas.  Then there are the green teas, the white teas and then those fruit infusions that many people call tea but it isn’t really!!!

Tea comes from the Camellia plant and it is only the new leaf tips that are picked.  Anyway, I digress.  If you want to know more about tea check out the Twinings.com website.

Why am I talking tea?  Well, here in Canada it is hard to get good ‘British’ tea, but I’ve found some.  Check this out.

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9 thoughts on “28th May 2012 – The British and their Tea!!

  1. what do you mean it’s hard to get good British tea?? 😉

    • The main tea the Canadians sell is Orange Pekoe. Even Tetley is Orange Pekoe here. I have never seen Orange Pekoe on sale in the UK. Maybe they don’t label it. Maybe it is Orange Pekoe that is the mainstay of our tea in the UK but I don’t know. I think they do a blend of teas to make our general everyday tea. Haven’t quite found it yet in Canada, but the one in the photo comes close.

      • i’m happy for you! lol since i started hanging out with a couple of British people…not mentioning any names, i am enjoying tea! hmm…

  2. Oh dash good post, I must say. ;0

  3. Great! I always buy tea to take home when I’m in Britain. 🙂

  4. I have the same problem here in Bulgaria, I’ve found a black tea that’s OK but I still prefer Tesco own brand 😉

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