My son gave me a box of Cornish Tea, described as a 'Smugglers Brew'. I drink a lot of tea, usually PG Tips mixed with Tetley - one tea bag of each in a teapot for two cups.
What fascinated me about the Cornish Tea, however, was that there was a poem about Cornwall on the box.
TEA BY THE SEA
Cornwall is the place to be,
With tea and scones by the sea.
Lovely weather all summer long,
How could one possibly go wrong.
Walking bare-footed on golden sand,
While couples are walking hand in hand.
From smugglers coves and tiny streets
To pubs and night clubs blaring their beats.
Driving your car down single lanes
Watching tractors plough their muddy plains.
Surfers flock to tidal waves,
Water crashing in to empty caves.
Pasties are what the Cornish do best,
If you don't believe me go try the rest.
Holiday camps are so much fun
When you could play all day or sit in the sun.
So next time you're sitting there,
Drinking your tea
Remember that Cornwall is the place to be.
The poem was by Matthew McGuiness
Age 13 - Looe Community Academy
The tea tastes good too! Perfect
with your scones, jam and cream
I guess, in an ideal world, we would all purchase local products and support local shops and businesses.
Must be time for tea! I prefer mine in a white mug.