Punch,  21 (1851), 143.

A Pretty Kettle of Tea!

Wm Cobbett


Letter, Spoof


Nutrition, Adulteration, Domestic Economy, Gender, Reading

Institutions mentioned:

Lancet—Analytical Sanitary Commission

    Stresses 'how much badness the body and soul destroying tea-trash contains' and, urging women to read the Lancet instead of 'foolish novels and unmeaning poetry', describes the 'nasty and pernicious' substances with which various types of tea are adulterated.

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