Smuggling in Boston

The colonists were obsessed with tea and they even felt that it was a necessity in the household. So they certainly didn’t want to pay a tax for it. They began to find ways to smuggle in better tasting and cheaper tea from other parts of the world. The colonists’ favorite smuggled tea was from Holland, so by 1773 more than 75% of the tea the colonists were drinking was smuggled from Holland.

The Boston colonists loved their tea!

The Boston colonists loved their tea!

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