Sunday, June 02, 2013

Tea For Dogs

Tea For Dogs
I want some tea
Some guy in England has created tea for dogs. Perhaps I will get some for my dog. He seems to like the idea.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fancy Teacups - Who Uses Them?

How many of us drink our tea out of cups such as this one on the left? I like to have my afternoon tea out of one of the cups and saucers my grandmother left me.

There's just something about sipping tea out of a cup like this one that is soothing.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Study looks at green tea for colon cancer prevention

Drinking green tea is generally recognised as heathful, though scientific studies on this have been few. A new trial aims to determine whether green tea can prevent colon cancer -- the biggest such trial in the world to date, according to Thomas Seufferlein, director of the Department of Internal Medicine at Halle University Hospital in Germany and co-head of the research team.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Darjeeling To Host Tea and Tourism Festival

This December Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will organize Tea and Tourism festival in Darjeeling. The aim of the festival is to aid Darjeeling tourism following the recent earthquake.

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Friday, September 02, 2011

100-year-old runs with tea for fuel

The world's oldest marathon runner has revealed that drinking cups of tea and eating ginger curry, combined with "being happy", has helped him train for 10 miles every day since he turned 100.

Fauja Singh took up marathon running after his 89th birthday and has now completed seven races.

He holds the world record for the men's over-90 category after completing the 2003 Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Kenrick Coffee Mill from England, circa 1850

Kenrick Coffee Mill ca 1850
I confess. I love coffee even more than tea.This is one of my antique coffee mills in my personal collection. It's one of my oldest.

It's an octagonal Kenrick coffee mill from England and  the mark on the bottom reads "A K & Sons"

It measures 15 cm high and just over 12 cm in diameter. 

The best date I can give it is circa 1850. The Kenrick firm was founded by Archibald Kenrick in 1791, in Spon Lane, West Bromwich.

I bought this in 2004 and had it shipped from England. Don't ask what the shipping costs were. Did I mention it is cast iron? And that means heavy....

It's very decorative but I didn't take the best picture so you can't really see the design work. The book you see is the book I use to help identify my coffee mills at auctions (before I bid!) I recommend it so if you want to buy it, just click on the title Antique Coffee Grinders: American, English, And European (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teacups for Drinking a Leisurely Cup of Tea

Antique Teacup
This is one of my favourite tea-cups. I have quite a few given to me by my Grandmother. Some were hers, some were her mother's.

I had all the teacups in boxes for many years but recently I unpacked them and put them in one of my china cabinets.

There's nothing like drinking tea out of a proper thin china teacup!