dickens on tea


What better way to celebrate Dickens bicentenary than drinking a cup of tea? Dickens’s works capture the peculiarities of a tea-drinking culture, from the institution of afternoon tea to the importance of a cup of tea to solve everyday problems: 

“My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs”

Polly, put the kettle on, we’ll all have tea(from Barnaby Rudge)

The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and taking two cups of tea to other people’s one" (from The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit )

We’re celebrating drinking a cup of Earl Grey! 


I’m sure most of you have already heard of @novelteatins beautiful bookish tea tins. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to launch their new collection - Pride and Peppermint, Oliver Lemon Twist and Matcha Do About Nothing. How cool is that?!

If you want to see thouse gorgeous designs coming to life, please consider backing up the campaign! 

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This is so cool!  It’s an interactive chart breaking down the daily routines of creative people (based on Mason Currey’s book Daily Ritualssee our review here!

Apparently Charles Dickens spent his evenings having “tea with egg” and reading for pleasure. That’s a routine I can wholeheartedly support.

– Petra

Click image to see the interactive version (via Podio).