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Tea Time Around the World

"When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things." ~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World by John C. Griffiths - - A fascinating account of the world's favorite beverage from the son of Sir Percival Griffiths, author of the monumental and definitive tome The History of the Indian Tea Industry,

Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World

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Drinking tea the Gujarati way.

Government notice that appeared in The North Midland Times newspaper on 10 July 1942 advising of tea rationing.

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Korean afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt in Seoul. Photo by Simon Richmond

Nippy Waitress: 1925-33. A young waitress employed by the catering firm J. Lyons who employed them in his Corner House teashops. Dressed in the uniform of a 'Nippy', a style introduced in 1925. The nick-name 'Nippy' was given to waitresses in tea shops and restaurants owned by J. Lyons because they 'nipped' speedily in between tables when serving customers.