Tea historian Bruce Richardson was recently granted access to the vaults of The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, where he searched for teas like those tossed into Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. He will share news of his detective work and the fascinating journey of the Boston teas as they left Canton bound for London’s East India Company warehouses and Colonial America. The world knows well how Britain’s love for tea gave rise to the crafting of countless tea things, but history has neglected the devotion that wealthy residents of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston had for fine furniture, silver, and porcelain dedicated to their own tea ritual. Their thirst for tea led to a party, a revolution, and the birth of a nation. All this commotion over a simple cup of tea!
This IN-PERSON presentation will take place in Abigail’s Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on Thursday June 8th, 2023 at 7:00pm. (Doors open at 6:30pm)
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is located at 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110.
In-person seating is limited and is registration required. For those unable to attend in person, the presentation will also be livestreamed via ZOOM. Registration for both the in-person presentation or the livestream is required. Registration is free.
To register for free IN-PERSON attendance, please click "add to cart" button above. Those who register to attend the in-person presentation will receive a confirmation email from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. (Note: It may take up to 48 hours after purchase to receive this email.)
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More about the guest speaker:
Bruce Richardson serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, Contributing Editor for TeaTime magazine, and Master Blender at Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.
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