The Boston Tea Party

Tea was a daily staple in 18th century colonial America, and the colonists had developed a thriving black market tea trade to circumvent English taxes. This situation eventually culmintated in the Boston Tea Party - one of the decisive events leading up to the American Revolution.

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The Early History of Tea

The origins of tea are a topic of legend and mythology. The first evidence of the use of tea are tea containers found in tombs dating from the Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), but tea history surely extends much further back in time.

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