Anyone for a cuppa?! A well-known phrase around offices and households alike. But how do you like yours? We want to celebrate the British brew and have put together a chart for you, your colleagues and friends to print and enjoy. Plus our inbuilt tally allows you to keep tabs on the reluctant kettle boilers lurking in your department!
Fun facts for kids:
Did you know?
Brits drink 165 million cups of tea a day, according to UK Tea and Infusions Association.
How to make the perfect cup of tea
Of course, this is all down to personal preferences, but scientists at the University of Northumbria’s School of Life Sciences have pulled together their formula for the perfect brew. This is what they suggest:
A guide to tea blends:
What are the different types of tea your colleagues might ask for? Here’s our quick run down…
Otherwise known as English Breakfast, builder’s brew, ‘tea’. This is the classic black tea drunk in the UK. Often served with milk and sugar.
A smokey, golden tea that has a very strong distinctive taste. Add milk, or brew slightly lighter to serve without.
A light and fragrant lemon and bergamot flavoured black tea that is traditionally served black with a slice of lemon or dash of milk.
A variation of Earl Grey but with a slight twist: the addition of orange peel oil.
A tea renowned for its health benefits. Contains antioxidants and properties that increase metabolism, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Definitely don’t leave this one to brew too long as it will become very bitter.
The relaxing tea. Often people drink this to relax before bed. If your colleagues ask for this, they might be stressed!
A good tea to choose if you’re feeling nauseous. Also helps with digestion as it aids the absorption of food.
Like the three teas immediately above this is caffeine free and has many reputed health benefits including easing digestion, cooling and calming the body and warding off colds.
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