In honor of Scott Brown (R - Mass)*, here's a drink for The New Revolution: Boston Harbour Tea. As it turns out, Britain's oldest team company - Davison, Newman & Co Ltd - was the company whose team was so famously steeped in the waters of Boston Harbor in 1773. The company is still operating today (!), and offers Boston Harbour Tea, in
On December 16, 1773 a group of American patriots boarded three English ships in Boston Harbour and threw the tea aboard into the water, in protest against the duty imposed on tea by the Government of King George III. Three months later, on March 7, 1774, at a second Boston Tea Party, 16 chests of tea from the Davison Newman & Co., were also dumped in the Harbour. This was the prelude to the American War of Independence. No duty is payable now.Seen at The Tea Leaf in Waltham, Mass.
By Davison, Newman & Company Ltd. founded in the Year of Our Lord 1650, and whose Fine Tea was thrown into the water of Boston Harbour by Persons disguised as Indians in defiance of the Policies of His late Majesty King George III.
Seems like the drink for a latter day Tea Party. Or for those who prefer something stronger (or need a boost to screw their courage to the Sticking Point), you could try the "Senator Brown's Revolution":
- Two Parts Bombay or Beefeater Gin
- Two parts chilled Boston Harbour Tea
- A squeeze of lemon
- Garnish with a
copy of the Tenth Amendmentslice of lime