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Chinese tea is turning over a new leaf

posted 5 May 2013, 15:21 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 5 May 2013, 15:28 ]

Everyone knows that “a nice cup of tea” solves all problems - that could be why a staggering 165 million cups of it are drank in the UK every single day.

But, while we may claim to be a nation of tea lovers, how many of us have actually sampled authentic tea from its country of origin?

Tea expert Jon Cooper believes that the popularity of authentic Chinese tea is on the rise in the Capital, and that more and more people are starting to veer away from their trusty tea bag to try out the thousands of different loose leaf alternatives that are on offer.