Tea with spirit


Newcastle upon Tyne, in the far north east of England, is not known for the finer things in life. You can expect pease pudding (heavily boiled yellow split peas with a knuckle of bacon), stotties (a stodgy flat bread – in Geordie dialect, to stott means 'to bounce'), singin' hinnies (a scone made with lard and currants), saveloy dip (I'm not sure I even want to explain this – Google it if you're desperate to know) and, most importantly, Newkie Brown (Newcastle Brown Ale aka bottle of dog or a pint of Broon). 

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