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Thu 21st Apr, 2016 was...

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21st Apr each year

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National Tea Day

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.

Recognition that 70 years after George Orwell’s essay ‘A nice cup of tea’ everyone has a certain way they like theirs. How do you like yours?

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