brew = (informal) an amount of tea brewed at one time and served in a pot
whopping = extremely large
per capita = based on calculations that show the average amount for each person affected
to soar = to quickly increase to a high level
smuggling = the practice of secretly and illegally taking goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money
social conventions = society’s expected behaviors and beliefs
discreet = careful not to say anything that is secret or that could upset someone
newfangled = modern
- How many cups of tea do the Brits have a day?
- The British love for tea dates back to what period of time?
- Was tea only the privilege of rich people?
- How and when did afternoon tea come about?
- What is cream tea?
- What is high tea?
- When did tea rooms become fashionable with women?
- What is the popular form of tea?
How is tea made?
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