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The return of the afternoon tea

12 April 2013 Last updated at 09:55 BST

The British love affair with tea shows no sign of ending, with more than 160m cups drunk every day - and a resurgence in the popularity of afternoon tea.

The owner of an award-winning tea shop in Cheshire says she thinks period dramas are partly the reason why fine china, small sandwiches and dainty baking have found a new audience.

Jenny Hill reports.