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Advert for the Fountain Head Tea Mart

Advert for the Fountain Head Tea Mart

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: Evan.6655

Item number: 6655

Genre: Leaflet

Tea was popular with all classes in Victorian society, but the way one drank it was a signifier of social status. Particularly telling was whether one poured the milk or the water first. The wealthy tended to lead with the water: they had bone china crockery that was wouldn't crack at boiling temperatures. The relatively underprivileged had cheaper earthenware, and so poured the milk in first to stop their cups cracking.

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