TAKING AFTERNOON TEA

The Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA, London

The Geffrye Museum explores the home and the way people live. The collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.

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The collections and displays at the Geffrye offer a glimpse to the ways the British have drunk tea over the past 4 centuries.

When tea arrived in English homes in the late 1600s, it was hugely expensive. Over time, tea became cheaper to buy and soon it was within the reach of the middling classes. Objects that can be seen here include a variety of teapots, tea-sets and other cutlery and accessories.

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