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Advert for the Tea & Coffee Mart

Advert for the Tea & Coffee Mart

Printer: Frost, T

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: Evan.6670

Item number: 6670

Genre: Leaflet

Duchess Anna of Bedford is credited with inspiring that most stereotypically English of traditions: taking afternoon tea. Hungry and thirsty, with no dinner until much later that evening, she ordered tea and cakes to be sent to her rooms. This became her daily routine, and when she began to invite her friends along, it even became a social occasion. Middle and upper class London society gradually followed suit.

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