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Shall we? Let’s have our afternoon tea anytime! Here’s an excerpt from the Manual of Etiquette (originally published in the 1800’s) regarding entertaining friends with tea!

“…Elegant hospitality can be exercised at a moderate expense; and those of use who cannot afford to give costly dinner or evening parties, can surely entertain a few friends at tea, or of an evening, and thus promote a social feeling among neighbors and acquaintances. It is not well for young persons to entertain too much company when they first commence housekeeping, but neither is it well to pay no heed to hospitality…”

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