There was a two part program on the BBC this week called ‘Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup of Tea‘*. It wasn’t a program about how to make tea, but looked at the history of tea and how it became such an defining part of British culture. If made me recall some amusing tea anecdotes I read years ago. However, I do not seem to have kept them anywhere (it was pre Instapaper) and my searching has not yielded the specific result I was looking for – disappointing.
I did find a few interesting posts and sites that had a tea theme though. So thought I would share them!
- Tea Talk Magazine: Feels a bit ‘Have I Got News For You’ but this is a genuine magazine you can buy about tea! One of the main features to jump out is a tea cosy competition!
- A cup of tea really does reduce stress, according to this 2009 article
in the Telegraph
- Slang terms for tea, including my favourite multiple users of the work tea to mean a drink or an evening meal
- The Tea Council: Yes, it seems there is a council for tea! I am going to investigate this site more once I am finished with ‘Tea Talk Magazine’
- An interesting article on the history of tea, which tallies with what Victoria Wood told us!
*Might not be on the BBC website for that long because it has an iPlayer expiry!