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Watch this video with Dr Kate Smith discussing how tea become popular in Britain and how it is important in historic houses today

Watch this video with Dr Kate Smith, Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century History at the University of Birmingham, where she discusses:

  • The European nations that formed East India Companies
  • When tea became popular in Britain
  • How tea is important in historic houses today.

Reflect on the ways in which tea is consumed at historic house tearooms today. Is this a legacy of colonialism?

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