TEA

THE HERB PER­MA­NENTLY IN­FUSED IN BOS­TON HAR­BOUR

History Revealed - - TOP TEN… FOODSTUFFS -

Noth­ing says Bri­tish Im­pe­ri­al­ism like a steam­ing hot brew. In 1773, some Bos­to­ni­ans took is­sue with the taxes im­posed on tea, coin­ing the fa­mous slo­gan “no tax­a­tion with­out rep­re­sen­ta­tion”. In protest, they threw hun­dreds of chests of tea into the har­bour, an event that be­came known as the Bos­ton Tea Party. The con­flict de­vel­oped into the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion­ary War.

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