Why did Colonists throw tea in the harbor? Find out in Pepperell


PEPPERELL — Why did Colonists disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians in 1773, board three ships in Boston Harbor, and destroy over 92,000 pounds of tea? What role did tea play in the American Revolution?

What was the big fuss about, anyway?

With Patriots Day approaching, reconnect with some local history. Join us as Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline, New Hampshire, discusses the discovery of tea and its impact on history as early as the 1600’s. Learn how tea impacted England, the East India Company, the Townshend Revenue Act, and the Boston Massacre.

What was the Tea Act of 1773? What events led to the Boston Tea Party? Learn about the Intolerable Act, smugglers, and financial, technological, and agricultural innovation, all brought about because of a simple cup of whole leaf tea!

Please register for this free event on Eventbrite so we can make sure our venue is large enough for all. Tea will be available for sampling.

Beaudette is one of the first 15 in the world to be certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute in New York, and has completed over 50 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo.

She has researched and learned firsthand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Nepalese and Taiwanese tea growers throughout the world.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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The Prudence Wright Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is based in Pepperell.

Organized in 1898, the chapter is named after the leader of a group of women who, in April 1775 at Jewett’s Bridge, captured a Tory carrying dispatches to the British command in Boston. Our goals are historic preservation, education and patriotism. For information, go to