- Food and Drink
November 14, 2018
After water, did you know that tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world.
Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries.
Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly.
The term herbal tea refers to drinks not made from Camellia sinensis: infusions of fruit, leaves, or other parts of the plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are sometimes called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with tea made from the tea plant.
At No.11 Cavendish Square, we endeavour to ensure that all aspects of our operation are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We have a thorough knowledge of all our ingredients and products: where our food comes from, how it is farmed, reared, harvested, produced and delivered is important to us.
'Food Miles’ are important to us too! Therefore, in 2018, one of the changes we implemented was a swap of tea suppliers.
Our new tea is Novus Tea UK, an award-winning tea company.
NOVUS is imported directly into the UK from the various points of origin, rather than coming via Australia – as our past tea did.
We hope you enjoy our teas (Egyptian Mint; Citrus Chamomile; Persian Pomegranate; …) when you hold your next meeting with us; meanwhile, here are a few combos to try at home:
Lack of Energy? Green, cinnamon and ginger.
The caffeine in green tea helps to naturally provide a slow release of energy (no jitters like with coffee), and cinnamon is high in powerful antioxidants which help invigorate the body, whilst ginger helps with cognitive function. The combination of these three natural remedies creates a flavourful blend that is as nourishing as it is invigorating.
Sweet Cravings? Liquorice, cinnamon and cocoa.
This combination is a great alternate way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Liquorice is way sweeter than refined sugar, whilst cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar levels and cocoa boosts your serotonin. Combined, these ingredients make for a delicious and energizing tea that nourishes your cravings without any side effects.