Colonial Williamsburg fine teas are specially blended for us, and include varieties that delighted tea enthusiasts in the 18th century as much as they do tea connoisseurs today.
Gunpowder Tea is tightly rolled, then lightly roasted, giving it a dense, dark appearance that is similar to actual gunpowder. Witness the “agony of the tea leaf” as the green gunpowder tea leaves slowly and fitfully unfurl in hot water.
Colonial Williamsburg Gunpowder Tea Sachets includes 3 tea bags inside a beautifully packaged envelope. Blended in Charleston, South Carolina by the Oliver Pluff Company exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg. 1/2 oz.
In 1768, inhabitants of the British Colonies in America consumed more than a million pounds of tea. Various grades of Gunpowder Tea were a regular import to the American colonies by the British East India Company. The willingness of revolutionaries to boycott tea in the 1770s is a testament to their resolve.