Chapter One: A Tradition is Born
Chapter Two: The Empire and the Teacup
Chapter Three: Afternoon tea in the postcolonial world
Chapter Four: The present and future of afternoon tea
[T]his book would be a suitable introductory book for general readers and undergraduates interested in either food studies and/or imperial history. It deftly draws out some of the key issues in food studies, such as how foodways are affected by class, race, and empire, and shows the ways food motivated imperial expansion. It will serve as a useful springboard, as well, for scholars interested in studying how tea was received and integrated into foodways in the Global South during the colonial and postcolonial eras.