“If afternoon teas had started in the Oligocene Epoch, instead of the seventeenth century, we are convinced that evolution, far from discarding that useful appendage, the tail, would have perfected it. A little hand would have evolved at the end of it — such a one as might hold his saucer, while a gentleman sips from his teacup.”
So sayeth the Contributors’ Club, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1917. Quote found on the wonderful site Quote Garden. Image from the movie Alice in Wonderland. This is also posted on our FB page. Stop by and follow us and join our tea conversation!