Language of Tea (Flags) 1988
Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Language of Tea (Flags) 1988 Language of Tea (Flags) 1988 12 - This is one of those sets where you would have trouble guessing the content from the title. In fact the fronts all depict flags in a horizontal format with the caption “Would you like a cup of tea?” in the language of the country concerned. All the countries featured have a tea connection so for instance we see the Indian flag and the informative text on the back tells us that India is the mother of tea and that Major Bruce discovered it growing wild in Assam in 1823 and at once began intense cultivation leading to India becoming the largest tea growing area. Also featured are the flags of Sri Lanka which we are told used to produce coffee before switching to tea, China from where the word ‘t’e’ or tea originates, Kenya which smuggled tea seeds into the country and is now a major producer, Britain who drink the most per person, Japan which is famous for its tea ceremonies, Tibet where it is found in brick form, France from where we apparently got the notion of adding milk and the USA famous for the Boston Tea Party when tea was tipped overboard as a protest against tax. There are a couple of unusual inclusions you may not associate with the brew, but the backs explain why they are included. For instance the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt brought about the end of the tea clippers, Dutch ships smuggled tea into this country and Russia is not only an importer of tea, but was also a producer. The comprehensive text on the back is in green and explains that the flags are self-adhesive stickers which can be removed from the thick card and stuck onto a wallchart map available from the company for 40p. Fascinating stuff – makes you want to put the kettle on! Size 68 x 36mm.
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Language of Tea (Flags) 1988

Issuer: Brooke Bond Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This is one of those sets where you would have trouble guessing the content from the title. In fact the fronts all depict flags in a horizontal format with the caption “Would you like a cup of tea?” in the language of the country concerned. All the countries featured have a tea connection so for instance we see the Indian flag and the informative text on the back tells us that India is the mother of tea and that Major Bruce discovered it growing wild in Assam in 1823 and at once began intense cultivation leading to India becoming the largest tea growing area. Also featured are the flags of Sri Lanka which we are told used to produce coffee before switching to tea, China from where the word ‘t’e’ or tea originates, Kenya which smuggled tea seeds into the country and is now a major producer, Britain who drink the most per person, Japan which is famous for its tea ceremonies, Tibet where it is found in brick form, France from where we apparently got the notion of adding milk and the USA famous for the Boston Tea Party when tea was tipped overboard as a protest against tax. There are a couple of unusual inclusions you may not associate with the brew, but the backs explain why they are included. For instance the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt brought about the end of the tea clippers, Dutch ships smuggled tea into this country and Russia is not only an importer of tea, but was also a producer. The comprehensive text on the back is in green and explains that the flags are self-adhesive stickers which can be removed from the thick card and stuck onto a wallchart map available from the company for 40p. Fascinating stuff – makes you want to put the kettle on! Size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 12

Price for complete set: Only £2.50

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