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What is a “sawney tea” in Kingsley Amis’ “The Riverside Villas Murder”?

Another speculative idea. "Sawney" is a variety of Cardamom (see https://allnepaltea.com/). Cardamom "is consumed as a hot beverage in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, and ...
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What is a “sawney tea” in Kingsley Amis’ “The Riverside Villas Murder”?

I’ll be upfront, this is a guess. The term has the air of public school slang about it (Peter’s class militates against ‘bacon’ being the meaning as that appears to be primarily a lower class slang or ...
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