If you didn’t already know, this week is National Tea Week and Saturday 21st April is National Tea Day. John is a big tea drinker and my sister who is living with us at the moment has a pretty impressive tea collection from all over the world. It’s funny really, how when people think of the UK they think of afternoon tea and people with their pinky fingers high in the air while drinking a nice cup of tea. Buy A Gift got in touch recently to share some really interesting information about Britain and how people drink their tea!
We’re now getting on for the middle of November and the temperature has dropped very quickly over the past couple of weeks. I’ve had our fire lit most nights and I know a lot of people will have put their heating on by now! When it gets to this time of year I start craving hot chocolates and the kettle in our house seems to be constantly boiling for John and his tea! It got me thinking though, what makes the perfect cuppa? I’m a bit strange and don’t actually like my hot drinks to be mega hot. I like
John is a massive fan of tea. With a bit of help from my sister, who is also a great lover of tea, we now have two shelves dedicated to various teas in our kitchen. From regular tea to apple green tea from Fortnum and Mason, we pretty much have a bit of everything! What we haven’t had though until recently is a pretty decent kettle. Ours leaks everywhere when you go to pour the water out and it’s just awful! Something both John and I have always been intrigued about are the traditional whistling kettles. John has always liked