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 Tê”¹ 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.