The Colonial Tea Parties – Boston and More!
Tea Talk! Tea stirred up controversy in 1773 when the Tea Act of 1773 was passed by Parliament to save the British East Indies Company from Bankruptcy and to demonstrate the right of Parliament to tax the Colonists. December 16th, the “Sons of Liberty” tossed 340 chests of tea into the Boston harbor.
Join us to learn more about the importance of tea as the focal point for protests in the colonies. Our guest lecturer will discuss the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party. He will also discuss similar acts of civil disobedience that occurred throughout the colonies, including several in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We will also be having samples of the five teas that will be available for tasting.
About the presenter:
Mike Raab holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and an MBA. A lifelong amateur history buff he combines his training and knowledge of tea with that love of history. He has given this lecture several times to tea lovers and historians in the Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mike and Debbie Raab are the founders and owners of Tea-For-All, a Trenton based marketer of Tea-based Beverages, packaged teas and related tea accessories. Both are Certified Tea Specialists by the US Tea Association. Additionally, both are certified to teach as Tea Mentors by that organization. Find them at the Trenton Farmers Market, as well as Capital City Farmers Market in Mill Hill; Burlington County Farmers Market or the Bordentown Farmers Market. Also you may follow them online at www.Tea-For-All.com.
Certified Tea Specialists, Specialty Tea Institute
Certified Tea Mentor Instructors, Specialty Tea Institute
Members, Mid Atlantic Tea Business Association
Members, Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce