From exotic Lapsang Souchong to a comforting cup of builder’s, each culture has its traditions and favourites. Whether you prefer a ceremonial tea or the pleasure of dunking a biscuit, there are exceptional brews around North and East London to suit.
The history of tea runs deep in many regions around the world, with tea traditions varying between places and cultures:
Jewish Traditional Apple Tea
Apple tea is a staple for holidays like Rosh Hashannah – as sweetness welcomes in the New Year – and Hanukkah, because the tea has warming qualities that make it a perfect pick-me-up for cold spells.
West Indian Favourites
Steaming herbal teas usually consumed with breakfast include black mint tea, peppermint tea, lemongrass, ginger tea, soursop leaf tea and lime leaf teaseveral of which are revered for their medicinal value.
Egypt is one of the world’s largest importers of tea, and several cups of black tea are taken daily by people there. Morocco is home to refreshing mint tea, which is celebrated worldwide for its ability to aid digestion.
Turkey has the highest per capita consumption of tea in the world. Cay (tea) is black and served without milk. It is typically sweet and slightly tart, with a mild apple flavor.