Boston Tea Party is feted 243 years later
When it comes to food, Boston may be known as land of the bean and the cod, but a certain beverage also plays a major role in this city’s history.
In December of 1773, Colonial Patriots dressed as Native Americans and, in an act of treasonous protest against the King of England, dumped what they saw as overtaxed tea into Boston Harbor. Some say the Harbor has not recovered yet! Even so, the event was a pivotal precursor of the larger Revolution to come.
On December 16, 2016, the East India Company – the same company that produced and shipped the fateful tea all those years ago – will send another 220 pounds of (expired) tea to the New World for one of the...