Caffeine Trivia 04.01.13

Late 18th century: tea had become the preferred drink British drink.  British East India Company supplied the American colonies with tea.  King George wanted to raise money from tea and enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 which prompted the now famous protest “No taxation without representation”.  Americans refused to pay the tax and bought tea that was smuggled in from Holland.  You know the rest, it is historic: the Boston Tea Party.

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