Studies have shown that hot chocolate may be good for the brain, especially as we grow older. It can increase the flow of blood to the brain, which provides increased energy, leading to improved cognitive ability. It is important that you select your brand carefully – it is the cocoa that helps, not all the artificial flavours and sugars.
Ever wonder how cowboys brewed their coffee over the campfire?
It is said that they put the ground coffee into a sock and submerged it into the pot of cold water, then heated the pot on the fire. When it was ready, they would pour it out and drink it. Must have added some interesting flavours…
The tradition of afternoon tea was supposedly started by the 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna. She thought it would be a good idea to have something to ward off the hunger between lunch and supper. of course, this was also the perfect time of day to indulge in that famous, earlier invention of the Earl of Sandwich..!