Sunday, January 15, 2017

Warming Cup Of Tea






What would be better than a nice cup of tea in this time of the year when it's freezing outside! Actually it's not that cold here in Budapest any more. It's partly sunny at the moment but the streets are super slippery with ice and wet snow. So that makes it a good excuse to stay inside.

If you have read my blog, you might know that I'm a tea drinker. All kinds of teas are good for me - black, white, green, rooibos & infusions as well. Earl Grey is my favourite black tea and now Twinings has put it in triangle bags and changed the packaging to really nice colourful cubes.



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(FI) Mikä olisi parempaa kuin kuppi teetä kylmänä talvipäivänä! Itseasiassa täällä ei tällä hetkellä ole ulkona nin kylmö enää. Aurinkoiselta näyttää, mutta kadut ovat ikävän liukkaat, jäiset ja loskaiset. Joten ihan hyvä syy pysytellä sisätiloissa. 

Olet varmaan huomannut, jos olet käväissyt joskus blogissani, että olen teejuojia. Kaikki menee - musta, valkoinen, vihreä, rooibos ja yrttiteet. Oma suosikki musta tee on Earl Grey. Twinings on pakannut sen kivasti kolmiopusseihin ja vaihtanut pakkauksen ulkonäköä. Onnistunut ratkaisu kaikin puolin.




Do you know why it's called "Earl Grey"?

According to the Grey family, the tea was specially blended around 1820's by a Chinese mandarin for Lord Grey, to suit the water at their region, using bergamot in particular to offset the preponderance of lime in the local water. 

Lady Grey used it to entertain in London as a political hosstess, and it proved so popular that she was asked if it could be sold to the others, which is how Twinings came to market it as a brand.



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(FI) Tiedätkö miksi sen nimi on "Earl Grey" (Kreivi Earl)?

Greyn suvun mukaan teen sekoitti mandariinikiinalainen varta vasten herra Greylle vuoden 1820 hujakoilla.  Tarkoituksena oli tehdä teestä alueen veteen sopiva versio. Käyttämällä juuri bergamotia saatiin tasapoinoitettua kalkkia paikallisesta vedestä.

Rouva Grey tarjoili tätä teesekoitusta Lontoon poliittisissa seurapiireissä ja siitä tuli niin suosittua, että häneltä kysyttiin voitaisiinko sitä mahdollisesti alkaa myymään myös muille. Näin Twinings teki tästä teestä brändin.










Btw, I love to drink my tea in a big mug! Bought this black & white pattern mug at Indiska. 


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Mun mielestä tee pitää juoda isosta kupista! Ostin tämän musta-valkoisen koristeellisen kupin Indiskasta. 




What is your favourite tea at the moment?


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Mikä on oma tämän hetkinen teesuosikkisi?





13 comments:

  1. This is also my favourite tea :-)
    Have a nice day in Budapest!!

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  2. I didn't know that that's how Twinings came to be! I think tea is lovely especially since it's the perfect alternative to coffee. I love peppermint at the moment!

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    1. Oh yes, peppermint is fantastic! Haven't drunken that for ages, need to get some peppermint tea soon.

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  3. I never knew the story about why Earl Grey was called that, really interesting x

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    1. Nice that you find this interesting :)

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  4. I'm a huge tea drinker myself and Earl Grey is my favourite kind! :) Where I live it's also not that cold at the moment, but still rainy, so a cup of tea is a perfect way to relax ;)

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    1. That's right it doesn't need to be cold outside or inside to enjoy a cup of tea. I drink it what ever the weather is :)

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  5. I don't drink a lot of tea at the moment but I have to say that my favorite has to be the Indian chai. I see that you have a few star anise around your mug, all you need is a few more spices and you can make your own chai by adding them into your tea. :)

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    1. Thanks for this tip! That's an excellent idea to make it with some lovely spices.

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  6. What a fun post about tea. I had no idea how Earl Grey had gotten it's name .. learn something new everyday. ps: My favorite tea at the moment is Kava.

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  7. Not a tea person! But loved your black and white mug. It looks amazing!

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