I'm 100 years old and the secret to a long life is EIGHT cups of tea

Irene Sproston, a great-grandmother celebrating her 100th birthday, has shared the secret to her long life: drinking eight cups of tea a day. She has lived in the same home for 65 years and was inundated with visits, cards, and flowers on her milestone day. Irene doesn't drink alcohol and instead enjoyed a cup of her favourite Typhoo tea. Keeping busy and being kind also helped her reach her milestone birthday.

Irene worked in various jobs throughout her life, including as a dinner lady at Fegg Hayes Primary School. She has four children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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