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earliest Mention Of Tea

According to a magazinist, the first mention of tea by an

Englishman is to be found in a letter from Mr. Wickham, an

agent of the East India Company, written from Japan, on the

27th of June, 1615, to Mr. Eaton, another officer of the

company, a resident of Macao, asking him to send a pot of the

best chaw. In Mr. Eaton's accounts of expenditure occurs this


Three silver porringiys to drink chaw in.