Where there is tea, there is hope

Everyone uses different things to relax. For around two hundred years, a popular way to take a break has been to have a cup of tea. In fact, this website suggests that people in Britain drink about 165 million cups of tea a day!

Today we were contributing to that staggering number by handing out teabags to students. We had a variety of relaxing blends to choose from:


While hot drinks and books definitely don’t mix, we hope that our Takeaway Teabags reminded students to take a break and let them know that their library cares about them! Maybe they could enjoy the rare winter sunshine today by having a little tea party, like the McKendricks are doing in this image from our collections:


Tea Party with McKendricks, http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/wl6b77 © The University of Edinburgh, 

We will be popping up in the Main Library Foyer with another popular relaxation activity next week, so if you don’t like tea (or you just like bubble wrap!), keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter!

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