How tea can help you get a good night's sleep
by Chloe Gorman
You know the feeling. It's 6am on Monday morning. You wake, bleary eyed, to your alarm blaring. The new day has come screaming into your life just at the moment it is least welcome.
I, like most people, fall out of bed and into the kitchen to flick on the kettle and brew a strong cup of tea; the caffeine providing a much needed boost to get me through the morning.
And I'm not alone. So many of us rely on caffeine to keep us awake and alert because of poor or disturbed sleep. Shocking really considering the many health benefits associated with getting a good nights rest.
Not only can a good sleep improve your productivity the next day, it could help you learn new skills, boost your creativity, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you shed pounds. Some people believe that good sleep can even increase your life expectancy.
Kettles as Teasmades
by Sheridan Parsons
By the 1920s electric appliances were becoming increasingly popular, and for a while it seemed that kettles would kick teasmades right out of the playing field.
Certainly by 1922 the kettle had found its way into the bedroom. The first reference I have found to using an electric kettle for morning tea in bed is by “G B H” in the Yorkshire Post on a page entitle For Women of Today, published in 1922:
“ The Electric Kettle – How it Scores in the Mornings ”
In British homes, it is customary to offer tea to guests soon after their arrival
A Global Favourite
Tea is the second most consumed beverage on earth after water
The Perfect Brew
by Chloe Gorman
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. From India’s rich black tea, to China’s fresh, grassy green to South Africa’s sweet, caffeine free red, tea speaks a universal language and us Brits can’t get enough of it.
So much so that step into any coffee shop on the high street and you may be surprised to find that the tea selection has grown even larger than the coffee menu. Monthly tea subscription services now exist to deliver best quality teas right to your door and even big supermarket brands are expanding their range, adding new infusions like Caramel Chai and Matcha.