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Tea wares made by Richard Champion in Bristol, 1770s

Tea-drinking developed its own ritual, and required the proper equipment. Teapots and bowls were first imported from China, then copied by European potteries. Tea became a woman's drink, and tea-table the place where women could socialise with friends, both male and female. ...
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