Tea and coffee arrived in Britain in the middle of the seventeenth century. The East India Company brought delicate porcelain teapots and tea bowls from China. The growing fashion for tea drinking in mid eighteenth century inspired the British and Europea
'When I grow up I will sit & drink tea in my tea-drinking tree' - ahhh, what an adorable artwork! and still more adorable - the idea of a tea-drinking tree! that's settled, gonna plant myself a personal tree, the sooner the better!