Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Boreham Imbibing Liquid Spirituality

I was just making a cup of tea (pictured) and I remem-bered what Dr. Boreham’s son told me on one of my many visits to his home.

Frank Boreham (jnr) said:

“My father was a great tea-drinker. He always loved to drink two big cups of tea and he would pour the two of them out at the same time and put the saucer over the second cup, rather than letting the tea continue to stew in the pot.”

This remembrance may not have much value but it reminds us that FWB, like many writers, was an avid tea drinker. His proper processing of the tea rather than using tea bags (they were available then but not so popular) suggests how refined a person he really was!

It’s interesting the details that flow to mind, especially when you are a tea drinker and a tea collector!

Further reflections on Boreham and tea, while you are waiting for your tea to draw, can be found at Boreham and the God of the Cup of Tea and for more, do a search (top left of the blog) on all the references on the Boreham site to ‘tea’.

Geoff Pound

Image: Time for a cuppa!