Tea historian Bruce Richardson was recently granted access to the vaults of The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, where he searched for teas like those tossed into Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. He will share news of his detective work and the fascinating journey of the Boston teas as they left Canton bound for London’s East India Company warehouses and Colonial America. The world knows well how Britain’s love for tea gave rise to the crafting of countless tea things, but history has neglected the devotion that wealthy residents of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston had for fine furniture, silver, and porcelain dedicated to their own tea ritual. Their thirst for tea led to a party, a revolution, and the birth of a nation. All this commotion over a simple cup of tea!
Bruce Richardson serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, Contributing Editor for TeaTime magazine, and Master Blender at Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.
This presentation will take place in Abigail’s Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum located at 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110. For those unable to attend in person, the presentation will also be available online. Registration for the online webinar is required.
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