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Colonial Bohea - Tea by the Pound
Colonial Bohea - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Colonial Bohea - Tea by the Pound
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Colonial Bohea - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Colonial Bohea - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Colonial Bohea - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Black Tea Trio
Colonial Black Tea Trio
$38.95
Colonial Black Tea Trio
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Teas of the Boston Tea Party
Teas of the Boston Tea Party
$38.99
Teas of the Boston Tea Party
Oliver Pluff & Company
Congou - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
Congou - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
$13.75
Congou - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Lapsang Souchong - Tea by the Pound
Lapsang Souchong - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Lapsang Souchong - Tea by the Pound
Oliver Pluff & Company
Congou - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Congou - Tea by the Pound
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Lapsang Souchong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Lapsang Souchong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Lapsang Souchong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Honey Jar
Colonial Honey Jar
$11.99
Colonial Honey Jar
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Young Hyson - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Young Hyson - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Young Hyson - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
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Young Hyson - Tea by the Pound
Young Hyson - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Young Hyson - Tea by the Pound
Oliver Pluff & Company
Black Tea Brick
Black Tea Brick
$29.99
Black Tea Brick
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East Indian Tea - Tea by the Pound
East Indian Tea - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
East Indian Tea - Tea by the Pound
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East Indian - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
East Indian - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
East Indian - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Gunpowder - Tea by the Pound
Gunpowder - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Gunpowder - Tea by the Pound
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Taste of the Colonies Trio
$38.95
Taste of the Colonies Trio
Oliver Pluff & Company
Whiskey Rebellion Fine Tea - Loose Tea in Commemorative Tea Tin  -- BACK IN STOCK
Whiskey Rebellion Fine Tea - Loose Tea in Commemorative Tea Tin  -- BACK IN STOCK
$14.50
Whiskey Rebellion Fine Tea - Loose Tea in Commemorative Tea Tin -- BACK IN STOCK
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Bohea Teabags in Signature Tin
Colonial Bohea Teabags in Signature Tin
$13.75
Colonial Bohea Teabags in Signature Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Green & Oolong Tea Trio
Colonial Green & Oolong Tea Trio
$38.95
Colonial Green & Oolong Tea Trio
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Tea Collection
Colonial Tea Collection
$34.99
Colonial Tea Collection
Oliver Pluff & Company
Gunpowder - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Gunpowder - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Gunpowder - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Oolong Tea - Tea by the Pound
Oolong Tea - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Oolong Tea - Tea by the Pound
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Gunpowder - Green Tea Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Gunpowder - Green Tea Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Gunpowder - Green Tea Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
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Singlo - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
Singlo - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
$13.75
Singlo - Loose Tea in Signature Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Oolong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oolong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Oolong - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
British Legacy Tea Collection
British Legacy Tea Collection
$38.99
British Legacy Tea Collection
Oliver Pluff & Company
Peppermint - Tea by the Pound
Peppermint - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Peppermint - Tea by the Pound
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Peppermint - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Peppermint - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Peppermint - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
West Indies Citrus Loose Tea in Signature Tin
West Indies Citrus Loose Tea in Signature Tin
$13.75
West Indies Citrus Loose Tea in Signature Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Lapsang Souchong - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Lapsang Souchong - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Lapsang Souchong - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Singlo - Tea by the Pound
From $12.00
Singlo - Tea by the Pound
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Congou - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Congou - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Congou - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Green Tea Brick
$29.99
Green Tea Brick
Oliver Pluff & Company
Young Hyson Tea - 20 Teabags in a Signature Tin
Young Hyson Tea - 20 Teabags in a Signature Tin
$13.75
Young Hyson Tea - 20 Teabags in a Signature Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
West Indies Citrus Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
West Indies Citrus Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
West Indies Citrus Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Singlo - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Singlo - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
Singlo - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
No. 8 Colonial Remedies Pure Lavender
No. 8 Colonial Remedies Pure Lavender
$13.75
No. 8 Colonial Remedies Pure Lavender
Oliver Pluff & Company
East Indian - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
East Indian - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
$13.75
East Indian - Teabags in Signature Tea Tin
Oliver Pluff & Company
Colonial Remedies -- Soothing Trio Gift Set
Colonial Remedies -- Soothing Trio Gift Set
$38.95
Colonial Remedies -- Soothing Trio Gift Set
Oliver Pluff & Company
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Colonial Remedies -- Relaxing Trio Gift Set
Colonial Remedies -- Relaxing Trio Gift Set
$38.95
Colonial Remedies -- Relaxing Trio Gift Set
Oliver Pluff & Company
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Colonial tea was often changed in form before it was shipped from the East Indies to the Americas and Europe. The shorter shelf life of green tea (Gunpowder, Singlo, Hyson) posed a problem for colonial tea drinkers. Tea was better preserved for the voyage to Europe and America (sometimes as long as 2 years) if it was more heavily oxidized to become black tea blends such as Bohea, or if it was smoked - such as Lapsang Souchong. As a result, new forms of Bohea, Hyson, and Gunpowder were discovered when shipments for long voyages began in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Learn More:  Colonial Tea Trade

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