Tea drinking controversy

After Charles II’s Portuguese bride brought tea to the royal court, tea has become both fashionable and controversial.

For instance, see re Ireland the following article.

O’Connell, Helen (2012). ‘”A Raking Pot of Tea”: Consumption and Excess in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland’.Literature and History 21(2): 32-47.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/when-sipping-tea-was-a-socially-ruinous-act?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura&utm_campaign=367b0a8af9-Newsletter_3_8_20163_7_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62ba9246c0-367b0a8af9-60962289&ct=t(Newsletter_3_8_20163_7_2016)&mc_cid=367b0a8af9&mc_eid=a58ea5cd8b

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