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Boston Tea Party Facts

The Boston Tea Party-Destruction of the tea in Boston Harbor. 1773. New York Public Library. Who organized the Boston Tea Party? The Sons of Liberty. The Boston Tea Party was organized and carried out by a group of Patriots led by Samuel Adams known as the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were made up of males from all walks of colonial society, and among its membership were artisans, craftsmen, business owners, tradesmen, apprentices, and…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 4/1/2011

Three Ships Used In The Boston Tea Party

1768 engraving by Paul Revere, Boston Public Library. The Boston Tea Party was the culmination of a series of events that steadily aroused the ire of colonists who considered themselves British subjects and should have the same rights and privileges as any subjects that lived in England including representation in Parliament. England needed money especially after the French and Indian Wars and considered the colonists just that, colonists….

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
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Date Posted: 3/4/2014

Boston Tea Party History

The Body of the People > Three cargoes of tea destroyed. Dec. 16, 1773. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Boston Tea Party History On the winter night of Thursday, December 16, 1773 the “tea crisis” in Boston came to a head. Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians were armed with an assortment of axes. They quietly boarded three ships carrying cargoes of British East India Company tea moored at Griffin’s…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 4/12/2011

Museum Cast Members

…owing up in a rural countryside in Scotland, Harry moved to Boston, which is the biggest city he’s ever lived in as an adult. He loves to act, write and create musical compositions and especially loves his role at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum®. As an actor, he’s able to immerse himself in history, wear authentic costumes and share his love of the time period with guests. Michelle Barrett, Actor For Michelle, the best part of her job…

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Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 12/10/2012

Boston Tea Rooms

Tea Maestro Bruce Richardson leads you on a delicious tour of Boston – with tea on his mind. The City of Boston recently opened the new Tea Party Ships and Museum, but the tea party is already in full swing all across Beantown. I recently took a survey of the afternoon tea scene in the area. It was a four-day adventure that consisted of 14 pots of tea, a dozen or so scones, countless cucumber sandwiches, and more sweet morsels than my…

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Category: The Tea Master's Blog
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Date Posted: 5/24/2012

The Boston Tea Party Destruction of the Tea

< The Secret Plan The Aftermath > Destruction of tea, in Boston Harbour, in 1773. New York Public Library. December 16, 1773: “The Destruction of the Tea” The Boston Tea Party 340 chests of British East India Company Tea, weighing over 92,000 pounds (roughly 46 tons), onboard the Beaver, Dartmouth, and Eleanor were smashed open by the Sons of Liberty armed with an assortment of axes and dumped into Boston Harbor the night of December 16,…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 10/5/2011

Old South Meeting House History

Old South Meeting House: Where the Boston Tea Party Began One of the nation’s most important colonial sites, Old South Meeting House still stands in the heart of bustling downtown Boston today. Open to the public daily this historic site and museum is a must-see on your visit. Old South Meeting House was a favorite stage in Boston’s drama of revolution, the place where colonists gathered time after time to challenge British rule in the years…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 5/18/2012

Experiencing the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Media Contact: Sheila M. Green Work: 617-204-4248 Cell: 617-893-0260 Email: sgreen@conventures.com   EXPERIENCING the Boston Tea Party Ships SM & Museum On November 29th, 1773 a handbill, produced by the Sons of Liberty, was circulated among the citizens of Boston and its surrounding towns. It called for a meeting to be held in Faneuil Hall to discuss what was to be done about the “despicable tea” onboard the Beaver, Eleanor and…

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Category: Press Releases
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 5/10/2011

Was Brick Tea Tossed into Boston Harbor?

…see this idea mentioned in historical accounts of the Boston Tea Rebellion. The answer is no. According to Okakura Kakuzo in The Book of Tea, the evolution of Chinese tea may be roughly divided into three main stages; Boiled tea, Whipped tea, and Steeped tea. The Cake tea stage in which it was boiled, Powdered tea when it was whipped, and the Leaf stage (contemporary) in which leaves are steeped. In ancient China, the tea brick, compressed tea

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Category: Boston Tea Party History , The Tea Master's Blog
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Date Posted: 4/1/2013

The Tea Act

A view of the Town of Boston in New England and British ships of war landing their troops, 1768. Boston Public Library. The Tea Act: The Catalyst of the Boston Tea Party The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. This was what ultimately compelled a group of Sons of Liberty members on the night of December 16, 1773 to disguise themselves as…

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Category: Boston Tea Party History
Contributor: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Date Posted: 8/26/2011
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