Tim Peake Special Edition Tea

Whole Object Name

Tim Peake Special Edition Tea

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Space Oddities

Description

The special edition box of Yorkshire Tea, called 'Peake's Tea', was produced to celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station. The box features a classic rural scene with the addition of a rocket and a lamb dressed as an astronaut. Yorkshire Tea is Tim's favourite, so Taylor's of Harrogate sent him a box in the hope he would take it into space with him. Only a small number were produced and it is not available to buy in shops.

Tim Peake enjoyed the classically British combination of a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich as his first meal on the International Space Station. Although, he drank his tea through a straw from a sealed pouch rather than a cup. Microgravity makes drinking tea from a conventional cup impossible as the liquid would simply float out of it.

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2016-15
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Pouch of Tim Peake's Yorkshire Tea - Credit: UK Space Agency
  • image Tim Peake - Credite: NASA/Robert Markowitz
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Box of Peake's Tea
  • image Pouch of Tim Peake's Yorkshire Tea - Credit: UK Space Agency
  • image Tim Peake - Credite: NASA/Robert Markowitz

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