Irish Breakfast Tea and James Joyce

How did I celebrate St Patrick's Day? A quiet sit down at an Irish pub in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh after having a little wander around. I sat down and enjoyed a cup of delicious Irish breakfast tea.   While reading some James Joyce: Dubliners, for the occasion. Aside from imbibing some classic Irish beverages, … Continue reading Irish Breakfast Tea and James Joyce

Tea at the Sherlock Holmes Tea Room

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer and physician.  He was best known for his creation of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859.  He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and went on the act as a ship’s surgeon and achieve an MD, or advanced … Continue reading Tea at the Sherlock Holmes Tea Room

Tea, Why Have You Betrayed Me?

I have been betrayed by my true love, dark, delicious black tea.  Much to the disgust of my family, I've always been a black tea drinker, no sugar, no cream, simply strong black tea, 'straight up' as one might say.  But then I started noticing it was making me sick?  What gives?  How could tea … Continue reading Tea, Why Have You Betrayed Me?