Last night I was feeling a little peckish and decided to raid the fridge for a little sustenance. I mean a man (or even a Lord) has to keep body and soul together when all is said and done. There in the fridge under some tin foil was some ham. A nice ham butty that will do and of course topped off with some mustard – Colman’s of Norwich Original English Mustard, you can’t beat it. Then this morning, you can’t start the day without a good old bacon butty. Needless to say, you can’t have a bacon butty unless it is topped off with some HP Sauce – the original Houses of Parliament Brown Sauce, of course. Both of these culinary delights are washed down with my newly discovered favourite brew – Twinings Everyday Tea (thanks Costa for the heads up). Some of my best loved treats; HP sauce, Twinings tea and Colman’s Mustard are about as British as Buckingham Palace… or so I thought.
We love our cup of tea here at Jammy Toast. On any given day there are empty cups left all over the gaff after the bears have had their morning cuppa. However, if you are drinking tea right now, I suggest you put the cup down because we’ve got bad news for you. You can forget all those pretty pictures of happy Indian women in saris on rolling green hillsides that you see on some tea packets. That is not the reality for most tea workers. Today we can reveal the appalling conditions for workers and their families on estates that grow tea for some of the biggest brands in the world.