Being admitted to the mental health ward helped turn my life around

Anonymous, 24, Essex
as told to Yasmine Blackman

The tattooed gentleman before me sipped his Darjeeling quietly; his face a carefully blank canvas. A regular gossiper and tea drinker at the tea parlour I knew that the quiet ones always had the most interesting stories…

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I found love in rehab!

Anonymous, 20, Essex
as told to Yasmine Blackman

Ordering an exotic Jasmine Green Tea mixed with Jasmine blossoms, I could tell that my companion had an interesting story to share. (I like to think that a lot can be said about a person by the tea they drink.) Feeling distinctively boring with my cup of Earl Grey, we settled down and let the rather unusual teacup conversation flow between us… Continue reading