A Nice Cup of “Char”

28 October 2008

The common term a nice cup of “char” for a cup of tea is thought to be derived from one of two possible sources. “Char” is most likely the Anglicisation of the Indian word for tea carried here from the early days of the British Empire and the trading activities of the East Indies Company. It origins may be from even further east as the word also sounds similar to the Chinese for tea, “tcha”.

What ever its origins “Char” is still commonly used in relaxed company to describe Britain’s favourite drink. You won’t find a “Char” button on any KSV Vending Machines but we can provide many brands of tea including PG Tips, Twinings and Typhoo, along with Fairtrade and Brighter Tomorrow sustainable products.

Not strictly “Char” but a large selection of fruit and herbal teas can also be enjoyed from both the Flavia and Kenco Singles drinks machines available from KSV, why not give us a call to find out just how comprehensive our ranges of teas are.

“Char” has come a long way in the three hundred years since the term was first used for the earliest imported green tea.

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