• How Britain’s Brew Can Benefit You

    Last month marked the celebration of National Tea Day, an important event for any British person who regularly enjoys a cuppa once (or ten times) a day. However, National Tea Day this year was especially important, with the organisation behind it working in conjunction with MIND mental health charity...
  • Partners In Time

    I’m sitting at my desk, one hand cradling my favourite mug – a 17-year-old ceramic vessel with an orange-eyed frog popping out above the Rainforest Café logo, as I try to write this. I sip away at the steaming hot liquid and as it makes its way down my...
  • Five of the Best Cafés in Nottingham City Centre

    For those of you who have just started living in Nottingham, it may be hard to figure out where everything is – shops, cafés, bars. Naturally, the top priority on everyone’s lists will be to find a good spot for a caffeine boost....
  • The Perfect Excuse for More Tea This Holiday Season ?

    Tea is seen as the cheapest beverage besides water and has been promoted as a health-helping brew since ancient times. As a tea lover myself, I look for any excuse to squeeze in another cup of tea whenever I can. Recent research may actually mean that the more tea...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’ve got a cold…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do you deal with a bad cold? Dear reader… “The Carol Cold is so much MORE than the common cold – just like Auntie Carol is so much more than the common person” What you first need to understand is that colds occur on a...
  • Italian Afternoon Tea @ Veeno

    Nestled in Nottingham’s famous Lace Market, Italian wine café chain Veeno has recently launched its own version of the classic English Afternoon Tea, including a selection of focaccia, meats and cheese, chocolate cake, lemon cake and scones with mascarpone and strawberry jam. Introduced in Britain in 1840 by Anna,...
  • What’s all the fizz about?

    Sophie Millar reports on current beverage intake trends in teenagers, and the differences in consumption between a disadvantaged school and a private, fee-paying school. Sugar-sweetened beverages and ‘sugar tax’ proposals are the hot topic of the moment, but when was the last time actual intake in teenagers was assessed in...