Yorkshire Tea

Ten minute tea with Afternoon Tea. Spend ten minutes with Afternoon Tea. In the time it takes to boil one kettle, and let one cup of tea steep, we will have your daily art + music fix covered. Take your afternoon tea break with our Afternoon Tea curators. 

Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Ian Arden, the twenty-something Toronto troubadour was raised in a French Canadian and Moroccan household. When Ian began speaking as a toddler, he struggled with a stammer. Speech therapy showed meager results at best, so his father began teaching him to recite song lyrics from memory, mainly focusing on the songs of Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Every night, a new song was chosen, and Ian would repeat the song’s lyrics again and again until they were recited in their entirety with no stammer and no accent.

For Ian, his debut single, “Nadia,” was written in one emotional and traumatic night. The song is about compassion and concern for a loved one who is struggling with opioids or mental health. “Nadia” serves as a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Ian Arden



Tea: Orange Pekoe tea with two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of milk. Put the sugar into the mug first, then add the teabag, then add boiling water, making sure to leave approximately 3/4 of an inch between the surface of the water and the rim of the mug. Let sit for three minutes. After three minutes remove the teabag using the teaspoon and try to press it against the interior wall of the mug with the teaspoon to drain more water. Then add the milk, stir and enjoy while hot! Ian’s choice of tea is Yorkshire Tea, look for the red label. 

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