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The best training ever: how to prepare an English breakfast tea

I’ve improved a lot from my first day in the office. My poker face when one of my colleagues told me “please not too milky” was priceless.

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So I ask my manager for the best training ever “how to prepare the perfect English breakfast tea”…  I had discovered days after that she’s a dark tea benchmark

I’m still very confused about “breakfast” because people drink at 5pm…

English breakfast tea is a black tea originating from Assam, Ceylon and Kenya. It is one of the most popular blended teas and the most common form of tea in British tea culture.

The most famous supermarket  brands are Twinings, Taylors of Harrogate and PG Tips.

Very interesting and easy concepts for my adaptation in England however I will carry on with my green tea!

But I’ve found better solutions for foreigners… bring your own “tea pantone” and make your team happy!

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What about Fairtrade?

I was watching last week a documentary in BBC player about how “unfair” the tea world in Africa is. You can still watch it here.

“Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Kenya and Uganda to uncover the stories behind Britain’s favourite drink, meeting the people who pick, pack and transport tea”

I love tea; I’m a heavy user… I cannot feel guilty 4 times per day! So Fairtrade will be adding to my shopping list. I didn’t know that some of my favourite brands are Fairtrade.

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1.- Clipper

“Clipper is incredibly proud to offer an entire range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate which is Fairtrade. Fairtrade means working progressively; better prices for producers, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers in the developing world. We only work with producers who are striving to improve standards of welfare for workers and their families.”

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2.- Pukka

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3.- MS Tea

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4.- Taylor’s

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