Since the eighteenth century, the UK has been one of the world’s greatest tea consumers, with an average annual per capita tea supply of 1.9 kg. The British Empire was instrumental in spreading tea from China to India as British interests controlled tea production in the subcontinent.
Beer is one of the oldest drinks humans have produced, dating back to the 5th millennium BC in Iran. Beer in England has been brewed for many hundreds of years.
In this edition of Time Traveller we look at Drink in heritage.