July 24, 2012

This is an excerpt from the July/August issue of TEA MagazineTM 

Name: Boston Harbour Tea

Type: Black teas from Darjeeling, India, and Sri Lanka

Manufactured: Mark T. Wendell Tea Co.

Aroma: Thank goodness it doesn’t smell like the Boston Harbor! Instead, it has a faint smoked-earth aroma.

Flavor: A surprising spice hits after the first swallow, balanced by a sharp acidity. Almost like it’s fighting for something delicious—but doing so with honor and class.

History: Most people have heard about the 1773 Boston Tea Party where, instead of sitting down in a civilized manner to sip tea and nibble crumpets, colonists protested the Tea Act by dumping 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor. Today the monetary loss would be $1.7 million, but the real shame was the chest of congou, souchong, bohea, and green teas that were lost in the name of taxes.

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July 24, 2012


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