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Pomegranate Tea - The ritual of afternoon tea

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Pomegranate Tea - The ritual of afternoon tea

The ritual of afternoon tea originated in Victorian England was introduced in the early 1840s by the seventh Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread, butter, and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.  This pause for afternoon tea became a fashionable private social event for upper society ladies. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as 'tea receptions'. These receptions could have as many as two hundred...

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