RESIDENTS of a Dunbar care home have enjoyed a huge number of brews in a mammoth tea-tasting event.

Those living at Lammermuir House Care Home, on East Links Road, joined 8,000 Four Seasons Health Care Group clients in the event, both to mark National Tea Day on April 21 and to vote on a new tea blend.

The care group’s residents have between them sipped their way through nearly 12 million cups of tea during the coronavirus pandemic year, and the popularity of the tea round led the group, which owns 180 care homes throughout Britain, to introduce the tea-tasting initiative and give residents the power to choose what goes into their tea chest.

On the tasting menu were three blends specially crafted by family-run business Tea From The Manor: caffeine-free Chamomile & Rose and traditional black teas Blue Lady and Rose Congou.

Resident Patricia Algeo, 90, said: “A good cup of tea is all you need to lift your spirits. We drink tea all day long and we’ve lived long enough to know there’s nothing it can’t make better.”

Gladys Somanje, Lammermuir House Care Home manager, said: “Our residents love a cuppa morning, noon and night.”

The winning blend will be announced shortly and launched across all homes in the Four Seasons Health Care Group.