A brief history of tea
The cultivation and brewing of tea goes back centuries—by some accounts, way back to the 3rd century AD in China. Tea really hit its stride in the 1700s with England leading the way in the development of the popular beverage—making it available on a truly global basis. We recently met with Stephen Twining, whose ancestor, Thomas Twining, began selling fine tea from an English storefront in The Strand, London, in 1706. Today, Twinings Tea still sells fine teas out of the same store as well as in more than 100 countries around the world. Here, with his help, we take a look at various teas and how they can fit your mood, or pave the way for a slightly different mood.
Good morning, sunshine! = Irish breakfast tea
Looking for a coffee substitute to start your day? Irish breakfast tea will give you just the right punch. It’s one of a number of blends of black teas gathered from all over the world that can perk you up and help you to get started each morning. It’s excellent for people who don’t drink coffee, says Twining. Check out all these amazing benefits of tea.