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 )
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!