August Transitions and New Beginnings

August Transitions and New Beginnings

Posted by Oliver Pluff on 13th Aug 2019

I have always enjoyed August. To me it is a month for transitions and new beginnings. I grew up in Maine and every year at the start of this month, the temperature seemed to change ‘overnight’ and … read more

Bohea Barbecued Brisket Recipe

Posted by ~Oliver Pluff & Caroline Ann Hurdt on 20th Jun 2019

A dear friend (and great photographer) shared the following recipe for using Colonial Bohea Tea as a dry rub for Brisket. I thought I would share, Hope you enjoy! ~OliverDinner last night was TO … read more

Of Flags, Stories, and Iced Tea

Posted by Oliver Pluff on 14th Jun 2019

Today is Flag day. On June 14th, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Flag of the United States. The story we all know says Betsey Ross sewed the original flag, improving on the design the C … read more

Colonial Tea Prices

Posted by Natalie Carey – Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 8th Jun 2019

The price of tea in England declined during the 18th century. Now able to afford this commodity, English laborers included tea in their budgets for the first time. A study of such budgets published … read more
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Posted by Oliver Pluff on 24th May 2019

"If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us." *In 1868, as the tradition of … read more