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Dobbies celebrates National Tea Day with virtual tea event for Swansea residents

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, is marking National Tea Day (21 April 2021) with an exclusive tea-themed virtual event for Swansea residents, hosted by tea experts, Whittard of Chelsea.

With 165 million cups of tea consumed by Brits every day, National Tea Day is the ideal time to celebrate the nation’s favourite beverage. Dobbies’ Whittard of Chelsea virtual event will provide education and information about both the tea plant itself, and the drink that’s become such a huge part of British culture and our daily lives, as well as helping viewers to gain the expertise required to make a perfect ‘cuppa’ every time.

Hosted by Katy Woollard, product specialist at Whittard of Chelsea, the 45-minute expert event will start at 2.30pm on 21 April, and will cover the fascinating history of tea and how it came to be ubiquitous across the UK and around the world. Katy will also present a demonstration of how to brew the perfect cup of tea, using both tea bags and loose-leaf tea, and will share expert insights on altering methods to suit the most popular brews, including English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

Alongside this, Katy will be on hand to answer those burning questions Swansea viewers may have, including advice on optimum temperatures, cups vs mugs, and even the age-old question: milk before or after?

Katy Woollard, Product Specialist at Whittard of Chelsea, said: “We are very excited to share our knowledge, passion and love for tea with Dobbies’ customers and we hope they will enjoy the journey into the Whittard world, as we celebrate National Tea Day.”

The Whittard of Chelsea expert event is part of a series of free virtual events that Dobbies is hosting this Spring. Following a successful programme of Facebook Live sessions in 2020, they provide a virtual alternative to regular events usually hosted instore. Further events have already been announced for the coming weeks, including a virtual event on lawns and garden wildlife hosted by Dobbies’ Horticulture Director, Marcus Eyles. Advance booking is essential for the virtual events, which are hosted on Microsoft Teams, making it quick and simple for viewers to log on and join in the event from the comfort of their homes.

The sessions are free of charge and exclusively available to Dobbies Club members. For those who aren’t yet members of Dobbies Club, membership is free and signing up is quick and simple, giving access to a variety of benefits, special offers and exclusive events. To sign up visit dobbies.com