insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 79

FOOD+DRINK THE WONDER OF Tea BY LISAMARIE LAMB WE ALL LOVE A NICE CUPPA; IT’S THE QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH DRINK THAT WE’VE ENJOYED FOR CENTURIES – FOR 350 YEARS, IN FACT. BUT OF COURSE, TEA DOESN’T COME FROM THE UK, AND ALTHOUGH WE’VE MOST DEFINITELY TAKEN IT IN AS ONE OF OUR OWN, ITS ORIGINS DATE BACK MUCH FURTHER THAN THREE AND A HALF CENTURIES. 79