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.