Photo of the Day


This was the kind of tea that was thrown into the Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party of 1773, not loose tea as one might imagine. This plank of highly compressed tea leaves would last someone roughly one year, and was prepared by shaving bits into a kettle.

This really helps put into perspective just how much tea was lost when 342 crates were dumped into the harbor that night.

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