Boston and British Ships of War Landing Their Troops, 1768 by Paul Revere December 16 marks the anniversary of one of the most iconic events in American history. On that night in 1773, about 150 men disguised their faces and tossed 340 chests of tea from three ships docked in Boston Harbor. The already contentious…
What Is a Dish of Tea?
It was a common occurrence in the Colonial era to receive an invitation to “share a dish of tea.” In 18th century Boston or Bath, a dish of tea referred to a teacup or tea bowl, containing black or green tea, placed on a saucer.
Was Brick Tea Thrown Overboard at the Boston Tea Party?
Was brick tea thrown overboard at the Boston Tea Party? Tea historian Bruce Richardson shreds that myth.