World War II tea rationing in England January 14 2020
My Mum had to present our Ministry of Food ration books to Pegram's Grocers in Scargreen Avenue, Norris Green, Liverpool in order to buy our weekly ration of 2 ounces early in 1940. And that was only for people above the age of 5. And boy, did she know how to make it last. She would make tea in our big Brown Betty teapot, and after it had gone cold, she'd carefully scoop out the tea leaves and dry them on brown paper, and re-use them over and over until she couldn't squeeze another drop out of them. None of your new fangled teabags in those days.