Did you know?
- The teas dumped in the Harbo was most likely Chinese Green Tea.
- Tea Parties were also held in Greenwich, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Annapolis, Maryland, and Edenton, North Carolina.
- Gunpowder is a tea representative of the teas dumped.
- The Boston Tea Party happened in less than three hours.
- 342 chests of tea was destroyed.
- A participant recorded in his journal that the only tea known to have been brought from the wharf was on the shoes of Thomas Melvill.
- A sample of tea gathered on the Dorchester Shore by Dr. Thaddeus M. Harris, is now preserved in the cabinet of Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
A great source of information on the Boston Tea Party is available in Tea Leaves -- A Collection of Letters and Documents Relating to the Shipment of Tea -- by Frances S. Drake.
The Tea And Hat Lady will be enjoying a cuppa of Chinese Green Tea on December 16 in honor of our brave "Founding Fathers -- and Mothers." Ladies of Boston actually prepared for this event as early as 1770.