Class Barriers

By the end of the 19th century, “afternoon tea had crossed all class barriers,”¹ allowing families from every social class to experience the grandeur of it all.

While the aristocrats could afford this new found luxury, “Tea Clubs or Clwb Tꔹ were formed in the villages of Wales to help the women indulge in this tradition. Each member would take turns bringing “the needed equipment, food and drink”¹


¹Pettigrew, Jane, and Bruce Richardson. A Social History of Tea: Tea’s Influence on Commerce, Culture & Community. Benjamin Press, 2014.

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