Between 2014 and 2016, we participated in Europeana Food and Drink, sharing our collections relating to food and drink.
Europeana Food and Drink engages with creative industries, cultural heritage organisations, specialist food and drink industries and an international public. Our participation in the project focused on the way tea is drunk and enjoyed across London and around world.
Tea Trail London
The trail is free to use www.teatrail.london and explores the heritage of tea in London through three unique trails that bring out the historic stories of tea in a variety of fascinating London venues including museums, shops and tea houses.
Tea through time
Follow tea’s journey to Britain, discovering the people who first imported tea, how tea crossed oceans and continents and how tea was received in London society since it became popular in the city nearly 500 years ago.
World tea tastes
This trail explores some of the different ways and styles that tea is drunk around the world to be found in London, highlighting the versatility and popularity of tea.
Taking afternoon tea
Afternoon tea has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, from monarchy to working families. This trail includes some London landmarks of tea enjoyment, from traditional to more modern settings.