SolsticeTeaTraders

Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler

$14.99
  • Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler
Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler

SolsticeTeaTraders

Patriotic Loose Leaf 6-Tea Sampler

$14.99

Description

Solstice Tea Traders American History Tea Gift Set, Set of 6 Teas from the “Tea Party” in Boston Harbor.

This variety set of loose leaf tea was developed out of our love and passion for both history and tea.
There were 6 different kinds of tea tossed into the Boston harbor by the Sons of Liberty in 1773. The teas in our sampler are all examples of these exact types of teas enjoyed in the 1700s so you can experience a taste of U.S. history in your own home.

Included in this tea sampler, are the following teas:

  • Bohea Black Tea - Bohea (boo-hee) originally came from the Fujian Province, an area in China which is often claimed to be one of the first locations to export tea.
  • Oolong (Bohea) - Oolong is a lightly oxidized tea with a gentle body and softer taste. Oolong is a type of tea that is between black and green.
  • Congou Black Tea - Congou was one of the truly high quality black teas to be exported out of China. Congou is actually pronounced as “kung fu” and translates to English as “made with great skill”.
  • Souchong - Otherwise known as Lapsang Souchong, this tea is the closest to the original tea that was thrown in the harbor. We source this tea from the same regions and plantations as the East India Company did in 1773.
  • Singlo - Singlo accounted for the second largest amount of tea destroyed that day. Singlo is a higher quality green tea that is very much like the standard daily drinker green teas today.
  • Hyson - Hyson was the other green tea included on this fateful shipment of tea to the colonies. Believe it or not, green tea accounted for 20% or so of the volume of tea on the ships, and made up around 30% of the value of the loss.



  • VARIETY PACK: Receive an assortment of 6 historical teas that have been documented to have been tossed overboard in the Boston Harbor in 1773 including: Bohea China Black Tea, Oolong Loose Tea, Congou Black Tea, Souchong Black Tea, Singlo Green Tea and Hyson Green Tea.
  • QUALITY STORAGE: Each tea is packed in a high quality reusable metal tea. The packaging is designed as a tea “crate.” Each tin holds up to 1/2 cup of tea. PLEASE NOTE: The amount of each type of tea varies by volume.
  • TIMELESS VALUE: Despite changing trends in the tea industry, these teas popular in the 1700s are still enjoyable today. Each tin of tea makes approximately 15+ servings.
  • HISTORY IN A BOX: This historically accurate collection includes a history fact sheet as well as the 6 teas that are high quality examples of the historical teas.
  • IDEAL GIFT: Our loose leaf tea gift set kit is the ideal gift for history buffs as well tea lovers. These are high grade specialty teas that tell the story of our revolutionary war history with each cup.

PLEASE NOTE: Each tin measures 2.6 wide by 2 inches tall and holds approximately 1/2 cup tea and is measured by volume not weight so you may notice variations among the net weight of the tea.