Five Teas that Launched a Revolution
Ever the story-teller, tea historian Bruce Richardson will guide us through the colorful events that led up to the 1773 Boston tea rebellion and how the five Chinese teas that were tossed into Boston Harbor originated from the East India Company warehouses that also supplied the tea caddies of George III and Jane Austen.
The world knows well how Britain's love for tea had given rise to the crafting of countless "tea things," a term often used by Austen, but the residents of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Charleston had a similar passion for fine furniture, silver and porcelain dedicated to their own tea ritual. Theirs was a ritual that led to a party - that led to a revolution - that led to the birth of a nation. All this commotion over a simple cup of tea!
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