A Commemorative Tin in honor of the 350th founding of the Charles Towne Landing.
The Battery is a landmark defensive seawall and promenade in Charleston, South Carolina. Named for a civil-war coastal defense artillery battery at the site, it stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, which meet here to form Charleston harbor. While first used as a public park in 1837, White Point Garden became a place for artillery during the Civil War. Together, the Battery and White Point Garden are now a tourist destination, famous for the views of the harbor and the stately, mainly antebellum homes around them.
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.
For the name of the Battery, White Point Gardens and the historic homes that are near it, our third 350th Commemorative Tin is Gunpowder - Loose Tea
Gunpowder- Loose Tea in Commemorative Tea Tin
Lightly roasted and tightly rolled green tea- Temple of Heaven grade pinhead gunpowder tea.
Named due to its similar appearance to actual gunpowder.
Notes: Refreshing lemon and light vegetable. An excellent green tea for everyday brewing. Witness the "agony of the tea leaf" as the tightly rolled leaves fitfully unfurl to fully expand in hot water.
Brewing Tips: For an 8 oz cup, steep 1 teaspoon at 175 degrees F for 3 to 4 minutes.
Colonial American History: In 18th century British America, tea was an expensive, exotic import, first popular with more wealthy colonists, then with the middle classes as well. According to mercantile records, various grades of gunpowder tea were a common import to America.
Size/Weight: 4oz loose tea, sealed in matte black signature tea tin
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina