1777 Tea Party

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Pink Cornflower, White Cornflower Blossoms
Tobacco, Astringent, Fruity, Tannic, Drying, Malt
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Taste of History Collection

The Taste of History teas tell the story of different decorative styles of teapots as they have changed through the years. The 1777 Tea Party is a light fragrant black tea that perfectly echoes the refined rituals of tea drinking in stylish 18th century English homes and gardens. Delicate pink and white cornflower petals mingle with the neatly twisted leaf of this aromatic tea party blend. Wedgwood is synonymous with tea-drinking. Launching our own blends of high-quality, selected loose-leaf tea allows discerning consumers to experience the enjoyment of a Wedgwood tea-moment at home or at work. We believe that our beautiful china deserves the finest tea.

Type: Black

Origin: Sri Lanka, India

Ingredients: Black Tea, pink and white cornflower petals

Flavor Profile: Delicate, fragrant, aromatic

Brewing Instructions

Warm the pot. Add 1 teaspoon of tea per cup. Brew at 95°C for 3 minutes.


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Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
April 2022 → A tea paired to a book

I’m pairing today’s tea with An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, part of her Outlander series.


It’s the seventh book, so I won’t say much for those who might want to read the series at some point. I’ll only say that the chapter I’m currently reading takes place in September 1777 in Sarasota, New York. I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this prompt and realized I had a tea that fit perfectly with my current read.

This tea is neither great nor awful. It just is. Nothing special about it. It’s not memorable but it’s drinkable. I used two teaspoons today since past notes mention it being too light. It did come out a bit bitter, but I’m sure it’s because I overleafed or oversteeped. I’m not even sure this tea is still available for purchase. I found it at a TJ Maxx, I believe, several years back. It’s not something I’d purchase again, either way.

Flavors: Drying, Malt

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Nice literary match!

Martin Bednář

Nice match and tea seems pretty basic, but it is probably what they were drinking in 1777. Apparently, we have this series in libraly, so I may borrow it one day (probably at first after finishing The Saxon Stories).


Yes, this turned out to be quite the coincidence! I saw the prompt and knew I was in the late 1770s in my book but I couldn’t remember the exact year because it jumps around a bit. It was a nice surprise!

Martin, it’s a great series! I think it’s marketed as a romance, but to me it feels more like a good historical fiction. I mean, it’s both but I like the history aspect of it most. And yes, this tea was quite basic. How interesting it would be to get a taste of what they were drinking back then! Doesn’t Oliver Pluff & Co. market their teas as reminiscent of early American blends? I haven’t tried them but I’ve always wanted to.



Yes on the Oliver Pluff historical angle. I can vouch for the quality of their Congou black and Singlo green teas.


Oh that’s good to know, thank you!


Upton makes a Griffin’s Wharf blend with congou and lapsang. I recommend it more than the old south meeting house blend which is a bit harsh.


I put that one on my list to try – thanks, Michelle!


I agree on Oliver Pluff. A local eclectic shop sells lots of their blends, and Colonial Williamsburg may still carry them. That is where Superanna bought mine.


Do you have a favorite, ashmanra? It looks like they have a lot of different options!

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