Colonial Bohea Black Tea
George and Martha Washington were renowned for their elegant and welcoming hospitality at "that hospitable mansion", Mount Vernon. For entertaining family, friends, and dignitaries on warm Virginia days, the piazza served as a welcome venue for late afternoon or evening tea.
Bohea (pronounced Boo-Hee), is a distinctive pekoe black tea blend with a light smoky flavor. It was so popular in colonial times that bohea became the common word for tea. It was imported in larger quantities than all other teas combined, and it was the majority of tea destroyed during tea tax protests in revolutionary America. This "leaf from America's tea heritage" comes from Oliver Pluff & Co, Charleston, SC. The tea canister contains 3 ounces of loose tea.