A Commemorative Tin in honor of the 350th founding of the Charles Towne Landing.
King Charles II granted the chartered Carolina territory to eight of his loyal friends, known as the Lords Proprietors, in 1663. It took seven years before the Lords could arrange for settlement, the first being "Charles Town," the original name for the city. English colonists from Bermuda established the community in 1670 under William Sayle, the first governor of South Carolina, on the west bank of the Ashley River, a few miles northwest of the present city. It was soon designated by Anthony Ashley Cooper, leader of the Lords Proprietor, to become a "great port towne", a destiny which the city fulfilled. By 1681, the settlement had grown, joined by settlers from England, Barbados, and Virginia; and it was moved to the current peninsular location. As the capital of the Carolina colony, Charles Towne was a base for colonial expansion and was the southernmost point of English settlement during the late 17th century.
10% of all proceeds of the sales of this product 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 English background, our first 350th Commemorative Tin is English Breakfast- Loose Tea
Notes: A malty blend of Assam (India), Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Kenyan black teas, English Breakfast is the most popular of blended black teas and the most common in English tea culture. The blend was invented to be a rich, hearty black tea which is complimented well by cream and sugar.
History: English Breakfast Tea was invented in 1843, and was popularized by Queen Victoria.
Brewing Tips: For an 8 oz cup, steep 1 teaspoon at 195 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes.
Size/Weight: 3oz loose tea, sealed in matte black commemorative tea tin
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina