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An aquatic tea party

The first shipments of tea arrived in Britain from India 175 years ago today.

You’ll find numerous adverts and articles about tea in The British Newspaper Archive, including this charming illustration of an aquatic tea party in 1881:

An aquatic tea party in Brighton

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The Graphic – Saturday 22 October 1881
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