Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Colonists Love of Tea

Did you know that tea was first introduced to England in 1661? And by 1770, everyone in the British colonies was drinking tea. Among the common kinds of tea were singlo, hyson, bohea, congou, and souchong. This tea was so … Continue reading

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Tea and the East India Company

Most tea that colonists and the English drank was grown in China. The East India Company would pick up the tea from Canton, China and ship it to London to be auctioned. The tradition of tea auctioning involved a candle. … Continue reading

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The Declaratory Act

After repealing the Stamp Act, Parliament wanted to make sure the colonists knew that they were still beholden to the British government. So they passed the Declaratory Act in 1966. This Act stated that Parliament would always have the right … Continue reading

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The Stamp Act Riots

The Bostonians were very angry at the passing of the Stamp Acts. So in August of 1765, the colonists began to riot. Loyalists and Andrew Oliver, the Stamp Master, and Thomas Hutchinson, the governor of Massachusetts, had their houses torn … Continue reading

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