Hi, I’m Rory. Welcome to my blog, Tea and That.
I’ve only recently decided to start writing this, although the idea of writing a tea blog had long been brewing (sorry).
I’ve always had a love for tea and the importance it has in British culture. It’s an excuse for a catch up with a friend, an acceptable mini-break during work, a soothing elixir and invigorating tonic. In fact, it is so deeply embedded into the way of life in Britain that at any given time, I’d estimate that about half of the nation is being fueled by the effects, or just the mere promise of tea at any one time!
Although often seen as a quintessentially British beverage, tea originated in China and has been embedded in their culture since around 2000BC. In a number of other Asian and Middle Eastern countries, the drinking of tea is such a deep rooted part of life, it’s even the focal point for ceremony and celebration.
It’s because of this positioning at the heart of so many cultures, coupled with the seemingly infinite varieties and infusions, that I set up this blog. I want to experience what it is that has given tea the importance it has in so many countries, to understand it’s place in societies, and also to try to find the ultimate brew along the way.
I hope you enjoy my tea blog adventure, I know I will!
You can find me on Instagram too: teaandthat (or click the button in the footer)
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