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Colonial Tea Collection


This collection features five different varies of loose tea commonly drank in colonial America, including…

* Bohea Tea: This light, winey black tea was the most imported tea in colonial America.

* Cocoa Shell Tea: A favorite of Martha Washington, this tea is made from roasted cocoa shells and has a lightly bitter, chocolate taste.

* Young Hyson Tea: A highly prized colonial tea, this green tea is full-bodied and contains notes of plum.

* Peppermint Tea: This caffeine-free blend was common in colonial America and remains popular today.

* Gunpowder Tea: This lemony green tea comes in tightly rolled balls resembling gunpowder.

In colonial America, the new availability of stimulating beverages like tea provided a welcome alternative to alcohol, and helped coffeehouses become gathering places for community discussion and debate.