I am going to hold a Mindful Tea Ceremony at this beautiful Festival celebrating the opening of Courage Yard in Shad Thames - my local area. It will start at 11.15am, and there will be many tea related workshops and events.
Ah tea. The most quintessential English beverage.
A relatively late arrival to British shores, tea first became fashionable in the mid-17th century and has since endured a turbulent history of controversial taxation, smuggling, Opium Wars and, the biggest threat of all… instant coffee.
Despite all odds, tea has maintained a firm place as our national drink, with an estimated 165 million cups consumed by Britons daily.
Tea has become our default. A staple of everyday life. But do we really give it the recognition it deserves?
As part of Totally Thames festival, Courage Yard invites you to join us for Tea Total, a one day event celebrating our intimate love affair with our favourite beverage.
With a tea-riffic programme of workshops, tea tastings, art, market stalls, street food, tea dancing and more - we'll have everything you need to upgrade your fan status to solid tea connoisseur..
Tea Total is free to attend but workshops are ticketed with limited spaces - take a look to see what tickles your fancy and grab your tickets quick, as places are expected to book up fast!