Fine Bone China : Humble Beginnings

Josiah Spode came from humble beginnings while growing up in England, and was at the tender age of six-years-old when he lost his father. Little Josiah watched his father being buried in a pauper’s grave; a basic burial with no frills or even a headstone, given to poor people of that era who couldn’t afford …

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Interesting Uses for Tea

There are many uses for tea other than merely drinking the delicious infusion. One of tea’s alternative uses is for antiquing paper to give it the appearance of some long forgotten document aged by the passage of time. Simply brew a strong pot of tea using one extra tea bag than usual. Let the tea …

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The Health Benefits of Green Tea

Ancient Chinese civilizations first used green tea for better health over 4,000 years ago. Infusions of green tea were administered to sufferers for the relief of ailments from a simple headache to psychosis. Today, green tea has been proven by the University of Purdue to be an effective combatant of cancer due to its catechin …

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The History of Tea Drinking: An English Tradition

Growing up in England, the ceremonious making and imbibing of pots of tea was practiced not only because it was the traditional beverage and drunk at every given opportunity, but it was also offered to guests by the host as common courtesy on entering the home. As well as being an established part of social …

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