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The Origins of Earl Grey Tea

Posted by Natalie Carey – Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 13th Mar 2017

Bergamot Orange watercolor illustration (Citrus Bergamia), by L. Osbeck The origin of “who first put leaf to water” is completely unknown to culinary historians. Before the mid-nineteenth century, bo … read more

Bohea over ice

Posted by Kyle Brown, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 10th Mar 2017

I started a tea business in 2009 with a business plan of becoming the “Ben and Jerry’s of iced tea”. After sampling over 300 broken orange pekoes from India and Sri Lanka, we selected single estate te … read more

Transcript - South Carolina Gazette, November 1774

Posted by Kyle Brown, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 9th Mar 2017

Crest of the South Carolina Gazette. Photography: Kyle Brown. All Rights Reserved.The South Carolina Gazette reported on the dramatic confrontation between the colonists and British sea captain Samuel … read more

Charles Town’s 2nd Tea Party, November 3, 1774

Posted by Natalie Carey – Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 8th Mar 2017

Advertisement of return voyage from Charleston to London via the ship Britannia, published November 21, 1774 in the South Carolina Gazette. Photography: Kyle Brown. All Rights Reserved.The “Bay is a m … read more