TIL that the tea cozy was popularised by the Duchess of Bedford in 1840 as a way of extending the duration of the growing British tradition of “tea time”.

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The original link was: https://web.archive.org/web/20120420030827/http://www.articleblast.com/School_and_Education/General/The_History_of_the_Tea_Cosy/


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