In the 1940’s the United Kingdom was considered to have the highest tea consumption in the world.

The country’s love of tea is perhaps best represented by the tea card phenomenon which gripped the country during this period.

Tea cards were illustrated cards contained in packets of loose tea leaves. They were meant to be collected by children as their parents bought tea for household consumption, these cards are now collectors’ items, many of which have been illustrated by renowned artists.

Source: http://www.boh.com.my

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10 thoughts on “TEA IN THE UK IN THE 1940’s….

  1. BDA is aboslutely right…the history of tea spans continents, class structures, economics and so much more. Thank you once again Barbara for another fascinating post on the subject:)xx


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