Historical (Sorta) Decisions Made Over a Pot of Tea

If you’re expecting anything serious…or historically accurate…or even decisive, best to move along. This is strictly tongue-in-cheek. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The “Green Light” Given for Starting Construction on Knossos Palace (2000 BC) Okay, so they didn’t have tea in Crete yet…or did they? How do you make such a decision without tea? …

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“The History of the Tea-Cup” By Rev. G.R. Wedgwood

You might not stop to think about the history of a relatively mundane object such as a tea cup but it has a history nonetheless, a history that was explored in an 1878 volume appropriately titled The History of the Tea-Cup. It's not completely clear if the author of this book, Rev. G. R. Wedgwood, …

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Tea in America – Some History

For those of us enamored of the many charms of tea it's easy sometimes to forget that we're rather a minority here in these great United States. Contrary to what many may believe, however, Americans didn't suddenly swear off drinking tea after the events of the Boston Tea Party. These days we're best known for …

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The Original Tea Partiers

It's a funny thing about tea. Specifically the fact that a drink that we tend to associate with prim and proper little ladies sitting down to ever so civilized afternoon teas or perhaps with equally refined scenes of Asian serenity, as in the Japanese tea ceremony, should also have been associated, over a period of …

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