A week in tea #5: Prince Harry named “brew bitch”, India to launch tea tweets and council locks family out of their own tea shop

SAve The Tea Rooms campaign

Here comes the Brew Bitch!

It was a big week for news about tea starting with a brand new phrase –Brew Bitch” – entering the glossary of tea, courtesy of Prince Harry.

Apache helicopter pilot Harry, 28, told a TV crew how colleagues on tour in Afghanistan had to win a ludo-style game or make the tea all day for fellow members of his squadron.

Well, if it’s good enough for the third in line to the British throne, it’s certainly good enough for us – who wants a cuppa?

India all a-Twitter

Further afield the Tea Board of India has acknowledged the educational power of social media by announcing a two-month campaign to teach people across the globe about the benefits of drinking a good brew.

“We will use the social media like Facebook and Twitter intensely to promote the consumption of the beverage highlighting its health-related aspects,” a spokesman said.

The announcement came as it was revealed that Indian tea production had just crept across the milestone ONE BILLION kilogrammes a year.

If you’re having trouble computing just how much that is, it’s nearly enough for two of the average supermarket loose leaf packs for every man, woman and child in the world.

Talk of the demise of Indian tea, it seems, is extremely premature.

Save The Tea Room Campaign

We end on the sad story of a family-run teashop, whose closure has been forced by the landlord, Birmingham City Council, after it failed to retain the catering contract, despite running the business for 20 years.

According to the Birmingham Mail, owner Michelle Kelly had to break into her own shop, The Victorian Tea Rooms, to open up for the day after the council changed the locks.

If you want to support the family, a Facebook campaign has been launched.

About Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart is married to mdtea and Metrodeco co-owner Helen. He advises mdtea on marketing and because of a personal love of tea, writes the occasional post himself.
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