In Britain coffee is more popular than tea.
In the 17th century a Chinese Emperor sent tea to the British royal family as a present.
At first the tea was drunk only by the royal family and the wealthy people.
The “afternoon tea” tradition was started by a woman.
The working people never joined the “afternoon tea” tradition.
In the first tea shops tea was sold as a medicine for lots of diseases.
During World War II the British government prohibited drinking tea.
Tea has influenced the English vocabulary.

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