24 May 2021
Townend Close care home celebrates International Tea Day with worldwide brews
A care home in Keighley held a special tea tasting and vintage-themed afternoon tea party to commemorate International Tea Day.
International Tea Day, which takes place annually on 21st May, is dedicated to raising awareness of the history and significance of tea across the globe. Residents at Townend Close care home in Keighley learned about various teas from around the world and were able to sip and sample the brews to find their favourites.
The tasting menu included teas from South America, India, Africa, China, Provence and Thailand. The varieties were judged by the tea testers with green tea with moringa from Thailand coming in first, followed by Provence tea with lavender and rooibos tea with cinnamon from Africa. These winning brews were then served during a vintage-themed afternoon tea.
Tea taster Joan Middleton, 83, resident at Anchor’s Townend Close, said:
The tea tasting was very interesting. I’m really a coffee drinker but thoroughly enjoyed tasting the teas from other countries.
The event, organised by Sylvia Hill and Carol Manditsch, a carer and housekeeper from Anchor’s Townend Close, is part of a variety of activities taking place at the care home to boost residents’ wellbeing and keep them engaged.
Sharon Mackie, Home Manager at Anchor Hanover's Townend Close, said:
We hold a wide array of activities for our residents. It is so important to engage residents in different ways to keep their minds active and the tea tasting is a great example of that. It was delightful to see residents learning more about one of the nation’s favourite drinks and very interesting to see which teas ended up on top!
Connoisseur tea-drinker Vincent Thwaite, 79, has been a resident at Townend Close for six years during which he’s enjoyed many cuppas.
I loved tasting all the teas from around the world, they were certainly very different. There is only one drink that comes second to a cup of tea and that is a glass of wine!
For more information on Anchor Hanover's Townend Close care home call: 0800 085 4339