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.
The lush gardens at Mount Vernon included orchards, the upper, lower, botanical and kitchen gardens providing the Washingtons with an abundance of fresh fruit and berries. Black tea reaches its boldness quickly in this complex blend of fruit, blossoms, and orange pekoe tea leaves. This "leaf from America's tea heritage" comes from Oliver Pluff & Co, Charleston, SC. The tea canister contains 3 ounces of a refreshing black tea blend.