How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

By Nina Martyris

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.

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