Sunday, August 28, 2011

English Breakfast

Lately I've been so busy with work that I haven't been able to finish my last self project, but I think I should share it even though the text hasn't been added. So here is an illustration of english breakfast tea.

Despite popular belief, English Breakfast did not originate in England. The blend dates back to 1843 and an English tea merchant named Richard Davies who had immigrated to America, where it was developed and distributed.

The tea is described as full bodied and robust, it is typically served with heavy cream and acts as a "breakfast tea". Many of the colonial soldiers were given this tea to as part of a full breakfast to keep them full before a battle.

I chose the Boston harbour as the setting because this was the most popular place for English immigrants to make port in colonial times.


Anonymous said...

Im envious of your talent!!

Nicole said...

Just stumbled across your tea illustrations! I love these! Are you selling them as prints anywhere?

Brigitte Reichstein said...

Sorry for the late response. The tea series are available as prints, if you are still interested. Please email me directly for details.