Dick Entry for “Taking tea in the afternoon”
Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, is credited with originating the afternoon tea in the 1800s to ward off the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. Earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had thought of putting fillings between two slices of bread. These two culinary inventions led to the popular custom of taking tea and refreshments in the afternoon.
Added on Saturday January 1st, 2005