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10 Mar

Afternoon tea: a short history of a timeless tradition

Afternoon tea might be considered the quintessential English custom, but the history of tea dates back to ancient China, roughly 5,000 years ago. Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea in 2732 B.C. when a few leaves from an overhead tree fell into his pot of boiling water. Intrigued by the resulting scent, […]