TEA TOPICS: teaxplorer in The Guardian!

TEA TOPICS: teaxplorer in the news!

A couple of weeks ago, The GuardianWitness started an assignment to highlight tea cultures around the world. It was called: ‘Tea: who makes the best cuppa in the world‘. Readers were encouraged to submit pictures or stories about tea.

Today, a follow-up story titled ‘Who makes the world’s best cup tea?‘ was published on the main Guardian website with the best submissions. I am chuffed to say that one of my pictures was selected for the piece. It is titled ‘Cream tea in East Sussex‘. My picture highlights one of the most controversial topics in British tea drinking culture: whether to put the clotted cream on the scone before the jam, or to put the jam on first.

I go with the former. I know I will lose blog readers and Twitter followers by proclaiming this, but you got to pick a side!

What is your preference?


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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3 Responses to TEA TOPICS: teaxplorer in The Guardian!

  1. I go for the Cornish way- jam first. Congratulations on the use of your photo. 🙂

  2. maenosen says:

    Devon family, grew up in Wiltshire. Cream first, then the jam. As for the people who insist on putting butter on AS WELL AS CREAM……!

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