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Charles Town’s First Tea Party: December 3, 1773

Posted by Natalie Carey - Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 6th Mar 2017

Tea caddy, England (attributed), c.1830. Made from mahogany and mahogany veneers with paper-lined interior compartments. Courtesy of the Charleston Museum, copyright 2016By the 1770’s, tea trading was … read more

Tea as a measure of social status in colonial times

Posted by Natalie Carey, Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 1st Mar 2017

Middleton Place, Charleston, SCBeginning in the 1690’s, preparing, serving, and drinking tea was a ceremonial act that was woven into the daily life of the more wealthy colonists. For those who could … read more