In the wake of the riots that erupted up and down the country last week, numerous facebook groups popped up damning the rioters, and asking for calm. The one that really caught our eye, with its quintessentially Britishness was the Anti-Riot Operation have a cup of tea. The group urged us to do the most British of things, when faced with a difficult situation, have a nice cuppa!
The mentality is similar to that used in posters produced during the second world war, which have recently had a resurgence in popularity - and the the Keep Calm and Carry on mantra has never seemed more fitting! So what better way to enjoy a nice cup of tea, than in these keep calm and carry on mugs.
And as if you needed any more confirmation, here are some quotes from throughout history, reinforcing the importance of a good cup of tea!
"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea"
- Bernard-Paul Heroux (which in fact the Anti-Riot Operation took on as their slogo!)
"To an Englishman, tea is of far greater importance than toilet paper."
"The entire British Empire was built on cups of tea ... and if you think I'm going to war without one, mate, you're mistaken."
From film Lock Stock and two smoking Barrels.
"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you."
William Gladstone. (British Prime Minister)