Tea Pun from 1918 (Showing Who is in Charge)

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Recently, we  found this tea joke/pun/story in a newspaper from the early 1900s.  We thought it was enjoyable and true. Meeks:  My wife prefers tea for breakfast, while I prefer coffee. Bleeks: Then I suppose it is necessary to have both, eh? Meeks: Oh no, we compromise. Bleeks: In what way? Meeks: We have tea.   Even back there, men …

Tea Trivia: What does Typhoo mean?

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What does Typhoo mean? In the distinctive red box, Typhoo Tea is one of the most popular and recognizable brands in the world. But, few people know how the name originated and what it means. John Sumner was a grocer in Birmingham, England.   He created the company and came up with the name.    Typhoo is, in part, pronunciation of the …

Famous People in Tea History: Who is this?

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Do you know this influential person in tea history?   He was born in 1856 in Birmingham, England into a grocery business family. In 1903, he created one of the world’s most popular tea brands.   If you are stumped, read below the image or click on the picture to see what he is associated with? John Sumner founded Typhoo Tea.

He Was Drinking Scottish Blend Tea When He Said This

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James Boswell, Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author said: “I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.” Boswell must of been enjoying …

Best Water Temperature for Your Tea

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Here is a Tea Test. Should you make sure to fully boil the water for all types of tea? No. Different types of tea require the water to be at different temperatures. Black Tea – Water should be at a rolling boil Green Tea – Water should be about 160 degrees (bubbles begin to come to the top) White Tea …

Who is this? Famous People in Tea History

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Do you know this person?  This person started one of the most popular brands of tea from England.   This person’s company produces a tea that was once awarded best cup of tea in England. For the answer, read below or click on the picture. This is Charles Taylor, who started Taylors of Harrogate Tea.  He started the company in 1886 …