P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:01:10        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Drying-out soccer star Gazza could well be supping tea on the night of December 31, 1999, if he's a dedicated follower of fashion. Tea ranks as the national drink but recently a revamp has been brewing with a crop of new specialist shops opening. And London this week saw the arrival of the first concept tea bar by importer Whittard. Tea experts say this once-drab brew is rapidly becoming hip. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— It's Your Life! index 410 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:01:01        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  "Tea could well be the fashionable drink of the Millennium," says Illtyd Lewis, director of the Tea Council, which represents the globe's producers. "People are beginning to realise there is a hell of lot more to tea than a bag in a mug, with hot water and milk. "They are beginning to look into speciality teas from 'name' regions. These can have as much character as a fine wine, such as a Chablis." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 THE LATEST MILLENNIUM NEWS p106 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:07:18        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Chic Millennium drink tea offers a catalogue of benefits, according to Illtyd Lewis, of the Tea Council. "In terms of conservation, it's as effective as rainforests as it provides a cap and stops erosion. It also does not require pesticides or fertilisers. "There are no preservatives, so tea is totally natural. And for developing countries such as India and Kenya it's an important cash crop." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Win a home cinema TV 108 BURT KWOUK ON SELLERS p 107 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:00:03        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Tea holds the key to good health in the next Millennium, says Tea Council director Illtyd Lewis. "It's the largest single provider of fluoride in this country," explains Illtyd. "So it's good for your teeth. "It's a key source of anti-oxidants which offset free radicals, which can lead to cancer and cardio-vascular problems. So tea offers an extraordinary catalogue of benefits." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Win a home cinema TV 108 WIN INSTANT CASH p622 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:01:03        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Specialist teas recommended for a Millennium celebration by expert Illtyd Lewis include: Oolongs - half-fermented teas from China Nilgiri - these hail from south-east India and taste "very different". High Green Ceylons - "strange" taste. Indonesian - "quite delicious". ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— It's Your Life! index 410 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:02:06        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  The Tea Council and the Academy Of Food And Wine have drawn up a list of top tea and dessert combinations: Kenyan tea and chocolate dessert is described as a "taste experience". Creme brulee and Earl Grey Lapsang Souchong and Stilton cheese Ceylon tea and desserts with citrus in them, such as cheesecake. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— It's Your Life! index 410 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:01:05        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Tea factfile: We drink 185 million cups of tea every day, costing 2.5p a time. People over the age of 10 drink on average 3.4 cups a day. Ships of the East India Company first brought tea to Britain in 1637. Chinese Emperor Shen Nung is claimed to have invented the drink in 2737BC. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Win a home cinema TV 108 BURT KWOUK ON SELLERS p 107 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth
P109 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:01:14        ———————————  ———————————————  WHAT ABOUT A LOVELY CUP OF SPLOSH?  Some facts about tea: There are more than 1,500 varieties. Dedicated tea drinkers include the Queen, who likes Darjeeling, and TV funnyman Martin Clunes. Tea Council director Illtyd Lewis concludes: "It's the only drink in the world which can warm you and cool you down, pick you up and calm you down. There's no other drink like it." ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Win a home cinema TV 108 SNOWBOUND IN SCANDINAVIA p108 Index News 2000 Burt Kwouk Youth