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Drawings on coffee

It is an increasing trend in Asia to serve coffees with a stunning presentation by drawing on the foam. They are so elaborated that it feels bad to drink them! And they draw on tea too: Thanks to the Spanish blog www.kirainet.com for the images!

Finding love after 60

Summary There’s nothing like tea to perk up your spirits. However, drinking a cup by yourself can get lonely. If you’re over 60, dating can seem daunting but it’s notjust the young who can find love. Studies have shown that older people in a relationship have more self-confidence and less health problems. There are lots...

The best coffee comes from Costa Rica

If you love coffee, then you must absolutely try some Costa Rica beans. If you are not a fan of coffee, then this could be a revelation, especially the medium roast type. The country known for the amazing work done to protect its environment grows a lot of coffee beans, but the best ones come...

Thanks for the tea Sri Lanka – giving something back

Discover tea plantations in Sri Lanka and learn how your favourite cuppa is produced while giving something back to the country by taking part in a voluntary project. Sri Lanka’s tea plantations The tea industry was introduced to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) in 1847 by British planter James Taylor and it has been a booming...

Five things you need to know about British culture if you’re coming here to study English

Summary This article gives those who are coming to the UK to study English and largely unfamiliar with British culture. This takes the form of a list of five common aspects usually associated with the country. Britain has a historic and unique culture, cultivated over hundreds of years. The people who live on this small...
The 6 different types of Tea and how they are made

The 6 different types of Tea and how they are made

Now we don’t want to get too technical, but this is a really interesting chart showing how to make the 6 different types of tea: Post-fermented tea, Green tea, Yellow tea, White tea, Oolong tea & Black tea. (Click to make chart larger) And here’s where some tea comes from! Mount Fuji.
The Tea of Life

The Tea of Life

Tea leaves contain more than 700 Chemicals such as amino acids, vitamins C, E and K and of course caffeine. But how good is your cup of tea in the morning? Tea plays an important role in improving beneficial intestinal micro-flora, alongside providing immunity to intestinal disorders and protecting cell membranes from oxidative damage. Tea...
Tea Power

Tea Power

If you’re a frequent reader of Fancy a Cuppa then you’ll know that tea has endless amounts of uses. The latest advantage of tea that I’ve come across is that it may actually lower your blood pressure: Black tea may improve your blood pressure, according to Australian research. Swap it in as a coffee alternative....
Hold the Coffee and Date with Tea

Hold the Coffee and Date with Tea

There are few things more beloved in Britain than a cup of tea. With an increasing trend for coffee shop dating, might we find our perfect partner over a brew? The typical love story in a Hollywood blockbuster begins with the eligible bachelor asking the beautiful single girl out for coffee. The phrase “do you...
Sunburnt? Tea will make it Better!

Sunburnt? Tea will make it Better!

The UK has been spoiled this week with some truly wonderful weather. The sun has shone down on us with the average temperature at 21°C in London. The average temperature for the same time last year was 14°C. That being said, the British public are (90% of the time) unprepared for slightly dramatic weather changes....