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!


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8 Comments Add yours

  1. You have an interesting journey ahead of you!

    One thing’s for sure – you’ll never look at PG Tips the same way again…! 🙂


    1. Rory says:

      Thank you, I’m looking forward to getting a few more articles on here and trying some new varieties.
      I think you’re right, loose leaf tea is the way for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The Queen of Chai says:

    Good luck to you on your adventure! I am sure you will have a lot fun exploring the wonderful world of tea 🙂


    1. Rory says:

      Thank you! It’s proving to be a very interesting journey so far.

      I look forward to reading more of your articles!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I myself am a huge tea fan, looking forward to reading more about your endeavours with the meaning and culture of tea!


    1. Rory says:

      Ah good, thank you for following!
      I’m looking forward to reading your blog some of your articles, and I know my girlfriend will too!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. anisakazemi says:

    Brewing… he he he


  5. harrypoggins says:

    So, an erudite tea blog has made a tenuous connection with a talking teapot in Now We’re Talking. Interesting. And of course the book’s character Jim likes tea too, although the arguably esoteric strains featured on your site would be as big an adventure to him as this blog is to you. I might even invent a blog post to introduce Jim to one of your more exotic varieties.


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