Discover the history behind our taste for tea at Valentines Mansion talk

Sophia Welsted in the newly opened Regency parlour at Valentines mansion

Sophia Welsted in the newly opened Regency parlour at Valentines mansion - Credit: Archant

Have you ever wondered where our taste for tea comes from?

Horticultural historian Russell Bower will be revealing the history of the nation’s favourite drink in a talk to the Ilford and District Diabetic Club on October 1.

Visitors to the talk in Ilford can enjoy a cuppa themselves at the event.

The talk will be in Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, where past residents were known to be partial to taking high tea.

Entry for non-members is £2 including refreshments, talk starts at 7.45pm.

The Ilford and District Diabetic Club holds talks and events for diabetes sufferers and their families.

For information, call Joan on 07985 277449 or visit www.ilford-and-district.diabetesukgroup.org.