The Tea With a History
Applauded by tea enthusiasts for many years, Boston Harbour Tea is an exceptional blend of the finest black teas from Sri Lanka and Darjeeling. When brewed, Boston Harbour Tea has a sweet aroma and a brisk flavor that is sure to please. With several packaging sizes and styles available, this small piece of our country's history not only makes a great Boston-themed gift idea, but a truly memorable cup of tea.
Centuries ago, the taxation of tea without proper consent was one of the catalysts that helped spark the American War of Independence. On December 16, 1773 a group of Colonial patriots disguised as Indians boarded three English ships in Boston Harbor and threw the tea onboard into the water, in protest against the duty imposed on tea by the Government of King George III. When the first Boston Tea Party was over, three hundred forty-two chests of tea were left floating in the frigid harbor waters. In the months that followed this historic event, many other American seaports took similar action in boycotting British tea.
On March 7, 1774, at a second Boston Tea Party, 16 chests of fine tea from tea merchants, Davison Newman & Co. Ltd. of London, were also dumped in the harbor in defiance of British policies. Still in operation today, Britain’s oldest tea merchant has developed this famous tea blend and offers it exclusively through the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. With several packaging sizes and styles available, this small piece of our country’s history not only makes a great Boston-themed gift idea, but a truly memorable cup of tea