Saturday, 6 September 2014

238/365 Tea in 1793



238/365 Tea in 1793

"Above twenty times more tea is used now than 20 years ago. Bewitched by the mollifying influence of an enfeebling potion, the very poorest classes begin to regard it as one of the necessaries of life and for its sake resign the cheaper and more invigorating nourishment which the productions of their country afford."

Statistical Account of Scotland (1793) by Robert Stirling, minister of Crieff.