Danielle Beaudette from The Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline, NH will discuss the discovery of tea and its impact on history as early as the 1600’s. She will discuss how tea impacted England, the East India Company, the Townshend Revenue Act, the Boston Massacre, the Tea Act of 1773, and of course let’s not forget the Boston Tea Party. Also discussed will be the Intolerable Act, smugglers, and financial, technological and agricultural innovation, all brought about because of a simple cup of whole leaf tea! Tea samples that illustrate this history will also be available for tasting.
This lecture is part of the Westborough History Connections series, which this year asks, “How does history connect Westborough and India?”
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