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Lecture: Spilling the Tea: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How did a beverage developed in Asia make its way to the shores of the Hudson River? Why do Americans sweeten their tea? How did tea drinking affect culture and commerce? Learn about the history of tea in colonial New York, from its introduction in Dutch New Netherland to the Tea Act boycotts of the American Revolution and beyond. Sarah Wassberg Johnson, program and event manager at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers, NY, will lead us on a journey through the global and local history of tea and sugar, all the accoutrements necessary to consume it, and New York’s unique role in American tea culture. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.


June 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, 10701
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