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The Dos and Don'ts of Afternoon Tea Etiquette

January 30th 2018

The modern world may have moved on a little from strict Victorian formality, but in the ritual of afternoon tea us Brits still cling to a little of the pomp and circumstance of old.

Afternoon tea has undergone something of a revival in recent years, spurred on in part by a spike in British pride, "keep calm and carry on" kitsch, and a series of royal weddings, births, and jubilees. And while the country might have changed since afternoon tea's early days in the 1800s, this quintessential British institution has continued on largely undeterred.

The amazing health benefits your average cup of tea has

September 21st 2017

In the UK, 165 million cups of tea are consumed every day. In fact, we are the second largest tea drinking nation after Ireland. To justify this large tea consumption here are some of the health benefits your average cup of tea holds.

Our Top Ten Gin Combinations

August 11th 2017

Even when served plain and simple, as it has been for years, Gin and Tonic remains a British favourite. There's no denying, that it's hard to beat.