A Social History of Tea

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National Trust, 2001 - Cooking - 192 pages
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-- The first comprehensive exploration of the social history of tea from the 17th century to the present day
-- The product of original research based on the incomparable resources of the National Trust's collections and archives
-- Written by a highly respected expert in the field of tea and coffee
-- A wide range of fascinating images

There have been many books written about tea, but although many touch on the established facts of its social history, none draws together all the fascinating background and colorful details of the part played by tea in daily life.

In this book Jane Pettigrew will redress the balance, using the research that she has carried out over the years, and drawing on the incomparable resource of the National Trust's collections and archives. She will delve into many subject areas -- tea gowns, tea dances and social etiquette, for instance -- to satisfy an enthusiastic international audience, waiting, thirsty, for more knowledge.

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User Review  - jasonwitt - LibraryThing

Jane Pettigrew has written from the eyes of the people who brought tea to the West, as well as those who popularized it with their devotion. It's well-researched, full of advertisements, bills ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
The First Tea in England The Origins of Tea
34
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
88
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Jane Pettigrew lives in London.

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