‘Tea like my nanna used to drink’

I’ve been drinking Tramtracker tea, by McIver’s Tea and Coffee Merchants, every morning for about 5 months now. I just love it; it’s strong and gutsy and gives me the push out of the door I need.

One morning as I stood staring at the wall waiting for my tea to brew, I thought to myself, ‘just how is this tea so good?’.  I resolved at that moment to find out.

Tea facts that surprise and discomfit

Here are three tea facts and my personal resolution.

Question:  In the mid-nineteenth century, which country drank the most tea on a per capita basis?

Answer:  Surprisingly, Australia. The Brits overtook the Australians during the 1900s, although Aussies remained the second highest consumers of tea per capita globally until the late 1940s.  Apparently this Australian tea obsession was to do with cleaving to notions of British civility and impressing social order within the colonial outpost.