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Afternoon Tea

Perhaps the greatest English contribution to American society is the traditional afternoon tea. Though it may be considered to be an old tradition, it is actually fairly new. Tea-drinking in general dates back to the third millennium B.C. in China, but it was popularized in England by King Charles II and his wife, the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza in the 1660’s. When she married Charles, Catherine became the envy of English society. In no time, the women were c