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Food & Drinks

Nothing evokes the pleasant memories of a trip to Colonial Williamsburg like the tastes and smells of our Williamsburg food and drinks! Shop for the same root beer and ginger ale served at our taverns, ginger cakes baked in the 18th century way, Virginia peanuts, and other tasty treats.

  • Root Beer of Chowning's Tavern

    Root Beer of Chowning's Tavern

    The same great root beer served in Colonial Williamsburg taverns and restaurants, Chowning's Tavern Root Beer evolved from a colonial beer made by boiling the roots of sassafras, dandelion or licorice to extract their pungent flavors. The brew of 200...

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  • Cacao Shell Tea

    Cacao Shell Tea

    How do you take your tea? Did you know Martha Washington took hers with roasted cacao shells? Cacao tea is made from the shell or husk of the cocoa bean (not the pod), a byproduct of making chocolate. The brew yields a full-bodied, slightly bitter...

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  • Earl Grey Loose Tea

    Earl Grey Loose Tea

    These fine teas, specially blended for Colonial Williamsburg, include varieties that delighted colonial tea enthusiasts. In 1768, colonists consumed more than a million pounds of tea. Their willingness to boycott tea in the 1770s is a testament to their...

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