Posted by Anna on June 27, 1997 at 06:41:46:
In reply to Re: 3-6 pm dinner then when was tea? posted by Rita on June 26, 1997 at 19:44:09
] ] and dinner (3pm in the 1770s, stayed that way in the country in the early 1800s, up to 6pm in the city);
] when did they take tea.
I'm not sure, and I am sure it varied; it would depend on the breakfast/dinner times (old fashioned/country/early dinner v modern/city/later dinner). Some people were given tea as part of the morning visit, and it was sometimes also taken after dinner. On both occaisions a sustaining snack could also be taken. Travellers, workers and other hungry types could also take a 'nuncheon' in the middle of the day; and those who had dined early could have 'supper' later.
Who says grazing was invented in the 1980s???
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