Milky coffee

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Did you know that the idea of adding milk to coffee came from a French doctor in the 1600’s, who prescribed Cafe Au Laits for patients. Of course, some of us still like to drink it as it comes – strong and black!


Afternoon Tea

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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..!

Japanese tea ceremony

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Did you know that the ceremony of drinking tea is a very important part of the Japanese culture. Many people belong to ‘tea clubs’, where they can go each week and enjoy one of the tea drinking ceremonies.

Espresso vs filtered coffee

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Important for those of you on diet…filtered coffee contains only 0.6% fat, while brewed espresso contains 2.5% fat! Not counting the milk and sugar of course!

Tea Break!

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Did you know that the tradition of a tea break has been part of British culture for over 200 years. It started when workers began their day at 6am, or even as early as 5am, and employers allowed a mid morning break for a cup of tea and something to eat. This was sometimes repeated in the afternoon.

Coffee Commodity!

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Did you know that coffee is second only to oil as the most sold commodity in the world!

Tea and your teeth

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Tea is a natural source of flouride – which accumulates in the tea plant from the soils in which it grows. Flouride is good for protecting your teeth, so, it turns out, tea is good for your teeth (without the sugar, that is!).