Tea Pioneers: Catherine of Braganza

If you've visited this site before you might recall that yours truly and various other contributors have occasionally discussed (and sometimes debunked) some of the better known myths about tea. To name just a few, there's the one about the Chinese emperor who discovered tea some centuries ago when tea leaves drifted on the wind …

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Women’s Names and Tea

Tea has been seen as a “woman’s beverage” in Europe and the U.S. since it was popularized in Britain by Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza after her marriage to Prince Charles II. As tea became more popular, a lot of tea rooms became havens where women could go and not be seen as wild or …

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