In England, no hard-paste manufacture was made until the 1760s after deposits of kaolin clay were discovered in Cornwall. So, when Daniel Defoe wrote of “Porcelaine” manufacture in his Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain in 1748, it was artificial porcelain to which he was referring. “The first village we come to is Bow: where a large manufactory of Porcelaine is carried on. They have already made large quantities of Tea-cups, saucers, plates, Dishes. . . .” Was this increase in the production of soft-paste porcelain in England the reason for the more widespread use of milk in tea at the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th century? Tea bowls made of Chinese hard-paste porcelain were tough and withstood the high temperatures of freshly brewed tea, but European and English soft-paste porcelain bowls cracked more easily when tea was poured into them. A small amount of cold milk poured into the bowl first may have helped avert costly breakages, and the new fashion created a demand for porcelain milk jugs.