Letter: Tea's maid

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From Mrs Diana Wood

Sir: In the early 1950s, we had a French au pair girl, who was amazed to see us measuring loose tea leaves into our teapot. Throughout her childhood, she had hand sewn and filled muslin tea bags for family use. Her dismay on seeing that it had all been unnecessary was considerable.

Yours sincerely,

Diana Wood

Leigh, Kent