30 Dec '11, 1pm

Revolutionary Coffee and Tea

Revolutionary Coffee and Tea

This is a guest post by Samet Bilir . Learn more about how you can guest post for Daily Shot Of Coffee . Both coffee and tea have great historical significance, having been banned, misunderstood, and championed at various times throughout the world. The most revolutionary period of these drinks’ pasts, however, may very well be that of the American Revolution, when coffee and tea became political symbols and agents of war. So, in honor of the (US) July 4th holiday, here’s a brief look at how coffee and tea helped change and create America. Thirsty from the Very Beginning English colonists in America brought with them the customs and fashions of “Mother England,” where tea was fast becoming the national beverage. As J. N. Pratt reports in The Tea Lover’s Treasury: When the English took over New (Nieuw) Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1674 and renamed it New York, the colonists ...

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