Waiter, My Tea is Blue

America's Colorful Love Affair with Japanese TeaRolling Japanese Teas, 1885Japan's entrance on the world tea stage began as soon as her trade gates were pried open by Commodore Perry prior to our Civil War. It didn't take long for the United States to become Japan's best tea customer. This was due to the direct transpacific…

The Edenton Tea Rebellion

When you think of "tea parties" preceding the American Revolution, everyone recalls that famous incident in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. But further south, another tea rebellion soon boiled over.Penelope Barker House, Edenton, North CarolinaIt didn't take long for the news of the Boston uprising to reach the bustling inland port of Edenton, North…