Women want everything. They want to vote. They want equal pay. It never ends. The next thing you know, they’ll want to drink tea, too. Sigh.
The English—known now as perhaps the Western world’s most fond drinkers of tea—also worried that tea, or specifically, poor women drinking tea, might threaten the wholesome diet of British peasants, overturn hierarchies and be at the root of a secret revolutionary society. The reformers and worriers were, not surprisingly, mostly males from the middle- to upper-class.
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