The Colonial Tea Parties – Boston & More!
Tea Talk – Tasting – Colonial Snacks
Repeat event (hopefully without snow this time!)
Saturday January 27, 2018
at 4:00 in the afternoon
439 South Broad Street, Suite 106
Trenton, NJ 08611
The Colonial Tea Parties – Boston & More! Tea stirred up quite the controversy in 1773 when The Tea Act of 1773 was passed by Parliament to save the British East Indies Company from Bankruptcy and to demonstrate the right of Parliament to tax the Colonists. December 16th, the “Sons of Liberty” tossed 340 chests of tea into the Boston harbor.
But Boston wasn’t the only Tea Party. Come and learn what other colonies were in a tither over The Tea Act of 1773.
We will taste examples the of the teas that played a role in the Boston Tea Party and taste snacks authentic to the Colonial period, while Mike illustrates the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party and we discuss the many similar acts of civil disobedience that occurred throughout the colonies, including several right here in New Jersey.