A Commemorative Tin in honor of the 350th founding of the Charles Towne Landing.
Before the Boston Tea Party, on December 1, 1773, the ship London arrived in Charles Town carrying 257 chests of tea. It was resolved to not import or buy the tea, but rather to hold it in the Exchange. Later, when the ship Britannia arrived in Charles Town in November, 1774 with seven
chests of East Indian tea, the merchants were “induced” to destroy the cargo by breaking open the chests and dumping them overboard into the Cooper River, an event now known as the Charleston Tea Party. The South Carolina Gazette reported the event of the "mischievous drug" being
emptied into the sea as an offering to Neptune.
10% of all proceeds of the sales go to the International African American Museum in Charleston SC which will open in 2022. The International African American Museum will explore cultures and knowledge systems retained and adapted by Africans in the Americas, and the diverse journeys and achievements of these individuals and their descendants in South Carolina, the United States, and throughout the African diaspora. Visitors will engage with dynamic exhibits featuring historic figures, events, and experiences from slavery through the 20th-century civil rights movement and into the present.
In honor of the role of tea in Charles Towne's Revolutionary period, our second 350th Commemorative Tin is East Indian- Loose Tea
East Indian- Loose Tea in Commemorative Tea Tin
Notes: A brisk and malty black tea (Assam Black Tea, Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade leaf)
Bewing Tips: For an 8 oz cup, steep 1 teaspoon at 195 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes.
History: When the ship Britannia arrived in Charles Town in November, 1774 with seven chests of East Indian tea, Charles Town tea merchants were “induced” to destroy their own tea by breaking open the chests and dumping them overboard into the Cooper River, an event now known as the Charleston Tea Party.
Type: 3oz loose tea, sealed in matte black signature tea tin
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina