Well, ok, it was "official" in 1822. Whilst doing some general research into the price of tea for a review, I came across this stellar pamphlet, which had me giggling nearly all the way through it. It's like the Daily Mail of the Regency.
Not only does tea kill pigs, but it's useless, has no goodness in it and is to blame for effeminacy and drives people mad and onto the game.
I'm surprised it doesn't have a health warning.
Specially for pigs.
And on a promotional note – Joyfully Jay has reviewed A Brush with Darkness and couldn't say enough nice things about it!