Friday, February 6, 2015

Tea Unifies the New Republic

When the Revolutionary war ended, Americans gathered together around the tea table. It was a lasting symbol of their freedom, they had boycotted tea, fought a revolution, & won their freedom. Now they could celebrate by drinking the tea they gave up during their quest for independence. Moreau de Saint-Méry, a visitor to Philadelphia in the 1790s, noted, "The whole family is united at tea, to which friends, acquaintances, and even strangers are invited."