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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

To Boil or Not to Boil?

Posted by Ashley Isom on 16th Aug 2018

If you order tea from Oliver Pluff, you know our labels come with a guide for how long and at what temperature water to use to brew your tea. We have had several people ask if they need to boil th … read more

Cider Spices Wassail Brewing

Posted by Danna Mathias, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 16th Nov 2017

Wassail (Middle English 'wæs hæl' - ‘be you healthy’) refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended … read more