Tea is the nation’s most loved beverage, so it is only fitting that each year on April 21, Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday, we also celebrate National Tea Day.
National Tea Day has celebrated the British people’s choice of drink for the past two centuries. On average, Brits drink 165 million cups of tea a day, or 60.2 billion cups a year!
As a nation, we love tea! But how much do you actually know about tea? Here are five fun facts:
1. It is not just Britain that loves tea – tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, after water.
2. Tea should be left for two minutes to brew, but 80% of us are so eager to drink our tea that we just can’t wait that long.
3. Milk was originally added to tea to protect porcelain cups. Milk was put into the cups first (almost a crime now!) to take some of the heat out of the tea so that porcelain teacups didn’t crack. Now, 93% of us in the UK drink tea with milk.
4. Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas can boost your immune system, fight off inflammation and even ward off cancer and heart disease.
5. Not only does tea have physical health benefits but sharing tea with friends or family while having a chat can combat loneliness and support mental health too.
My shop may be called ‘Sarah’s Coffee Shop’, but I certainly have a wide range of tea available in addition to the Americanos, lattes and hot chocolates.
I have a large stock of various interesting teas, including The Hipster (raspberry and mint), The Hawaiian (pina colada) and The Romantic (strawberry champagne).
Have you tried any of these flavours before? I have taste tested them myself and I highly recommend you trying some too!
Seeing as we all love tea so much, at Sarah’s Coffee Shop I am offering my speciality teas until the end of the month for just £1! Go on, give one a try!