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.
Lapsang Souchong's flavor is strong and smoky - meant to complement the natural taste of black tea, without overpowering. This loose black tea is beautifully packaged in a 3 oz canister in Charleston, South Carolina by the Oliver Pluff Company exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg. Includes brewing tips and historical notes.
In 1768, inhabitants of the British Colonies in America consumed more than a million pounds of tea.
The British East India Company included Souchong teas as one of its common imports to America. In the Boston Tea Party, 35 chests of Souchong tea were destroyed.
The willingness of revolutionaries to boycott tea in the 1770s is a testament to their resolve.