12 Incredible Facts about the Boston Tea Party by Kristin MarciniakI love reading junior historical nonfiction. So much information is given in a very short time and theres always lots of pictures! (Lest you think Im lazy, I do enjoy reading adult nonfiction too, but my fifth graders cant enjoy that.)
I loved the layout and design of this book. It was easy to read and very well organized. Heres a few fun facts you might not have known about the Boston Tea Party:
*Maine was part of Massachusetts during this time. They separated in 1820.
*Britain was 130 million pounds in debt after the French and Indian War
*Tea was not super popular at the time. Less than 1/3 of the colonists drank it every day, mostly those who wanted to pretend they were equal to Great Britains upper echelons. (Hoity Toity people)
*Thousands of people watched the Boston Tea Party
*Ten years between the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution
Another thing I loved was the comprehension questions on each page. Excellent series for my classroom.
69 Interesting Facts About Tea
Did you know that tea has more caffeine than coffee? According to the Eden Project : "The flavour of teas, like wines, depends on where they grow as well as the type of bush. Teas you buy are sometimes made up of different sorts blended together. Everything else, a herb like mint , fruit like raspberry and so on, is an infusion. So you're using less tea, which means less caffeine. According to Fortnum and Mason , low-quality china cups would crack when hot tea was poured in them, so putting the milk in first meant your cups would stay intact:. It was kept securely in elegant boxes with secure locks.
What better way to spend a cool, cloudy spring afternoon. Although the caffeine in coffee is absorbed rapidly into the body, this is not so with tea. Five of the most common are:. A good tea should not require anything added to it. For more info, click HERE. Have a happy weekend! I love tea and I will drink a good tea without anything in it.