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Tea Confidential: Sipping your way through London on the hottest day ever

In this episode: We tour three famous tea shops in London — and we endure the hottest day ever. Recorded 7/22/2022 in London

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When you think of London, what comes to mind?

If you said "tea," then you have to join us today. We're going to tour three of London's best-known tea shops, and we'll try some tea right here in the studio.

We were in London on the hottest day ever. We'll tell you how that went in just a minute. Plus, your comments from last week. You had a lot to say about hotels and how they made you feel.

Before we get to it, here's this week's question: Since we're talking about tea today, what's the best drink you've ever had in your travels?

Whether it's high tea at the Ritz or you're kicking back a microbrew at the Thirsty Squirrel in Solitude, Utah, I want to hear your story. Please scroll down to leave a comment or just push the red button.

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Here are a few photos from this week's adventures:

Aren shows off the teas we bought at Whittard's in Covent Garden, London. It was a madhouse on the day we visited. 

Twinings's flagship store, just across the street from the Royal Court of Justice, was smaller — and more sedate.

We visited London on the hottest day ever recorded. Forty degrees is 104 degrees F.  

In this episode, we'll tell you what London feels like at 40 degrees. Also, we'll read your comments from last week about hotels that make you feel right at home. I love what you had to say.

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