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When tea first arrived in Europe in the early 17th century, it was not readily accepted. Tea drinking caught on quickly, however, in The Netherlands, where the import arrived along with Chinese and Japanese porcelain vessels for its preparation and serving. By the mid seventeenth century the European upper classes had fully embraced the three exotic caffeinated beverages coffee, tea, and chocolate and gradually these imports became more affordable and their consumption spread to the general population. As the regimen of tea was popularized and perfected, artists and marketers strove to create the perfect tea accoutrements, and these became status symbols. Furniture was especially designed for afternoon tea, like the elegant French tripod table featuring a tea drinking scene, circa 1680, on display.

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Britain’s ever increasing appetite for tea brought enormous profit to the British Crown and to the East India Company. This section of explores tea as a global commodity at the height of the British Empire, the development of large scale tea plantations in northern India, and the link between tea and the Indian opium trade. Historical photographs show tea parties in Calcutta and tea production in Darjeeling, while a cheap Canada Goose series of engravings depict the stages involved in processing opium.

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Canada Goose Parka Major support was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Mr. Lloyd Cotsen, in memory of https://www.getcanadagooseoutlet.com Bob Ahmanson, generously funded the publication. Additional support is provided by Patsy and Robert Sung, The Edna and Yu Shan Han Charitable Foundation. The accompanying programs are made possible through the Yvonne Lenart Public Programs Fund, the UCLA Asia Institute and Manus, the support group for the Fowler Museum. The official hotel sponsor is Hotel Angeleno Canada Goose Parka.

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