The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

A cartoon of a man holding an envelope in one hand and a steaming tea kettle in the other hand. A cat sits at his feet.

Cartoon of Man, Cat, and Tea Kettle

A cartoon of a man holding an envelope in one hand and a steaming tea kettle in the other hand. A cat…

A cartoon of a couple drinking tea.

Couple Drinking Tea

A cartoon of a couple drinking tea.

"The Russians drink more tea perhaps than any other people. The tea is served in glass tumblers, with two or three lump of sugar and a slice of lemon, but without milk." —Carpenter, 1902

Drinking tea

"The Russians drink more tea perhaps than any other people. The tea is served in glass tumblers, with…

Tea leaves are placed in the basket atop the oven and receive a steam bath, drying them out.

Drying Tea Leaves

Tea leaves are placed in the basket atop the oven and receive a steam bath, drying them out.

These tall trees can grow up to eight feet.

Schubertia Grandiflora

These tall trees can grow up to eight feet.

A wooden tray designed to encase a gridiron support, which in turn holds tea leaves heated in the furnace.

Gridiron support (Tea Making)

A wooden tray designed to encase a gridiron support, which in turn holds tea leaves heated in the furnace.

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

Nurse

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

Oswego Tea is the common name of monarda didyma. The flowers are bright scarlet and blue July to September. The leaflets are pale green tinged with red.

Flowering Branch of Oswego Tea

Oswego Tea is the common name of monarda didyma. The flowers are bright scarlet and blue July to September.…

A tea strainer is a type of strainer that is placed over or in a teacup to catch tea leaves.

Tea Strainer

A tea strainer is a type of strainer that is placed over or in a teacup to catch tea leaves.

A tea plant.

Tea

A tea plant.

A genus of shrubs and trees allied to the camellia. They include varieties that vary in height from four to thirty feet.

Tea

A genus of shrubs and trees allied to the camellia. They include varieties that vary in height from…

The Tea and Coffee service used to serve both tea and coffee.

Tea and Coffee Service

The Tea and Coffee service used to serve both tea and coffee.

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes the China plant, and the indigenous Assam plant. At one time it was supposed that two Chinese species were grown of which one furnished the black tea and the other the green tea of commerce, but further research has shown that these species cannot be maintained. Whether the tea shrub is indigenous in China and Japan is a doubtful question. The fact has been historically established that the culture of tea existed in China in the 4th century, and in Japan in the 9th century, and from these countries it was exclusively obtained for any other part of the globe till the time of the present generation. The discovery of the indigenous plant in the forest country of Upper Assam was made in 1834, and since 1840 its cultivation there has taken very firm root."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tea Flower

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes…

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes the China plant, and the indigenous Assam plant. At one time it was supposed that two Chinese species were grown of which one furnished the black tea and the other the green tea of commerce, but further research has shown that these species cannot be maintained. Whether the tea shrub is indigenous in China and Japan is a doubtful question. The fact has been historically established that the culture of tea existed in China in the 4th century, and in Japan in the 9th century, and from these countries it was exclusively obtained for any other part of the globe till the time of the present generation. The discovery of the indigenous plant in the forest country of Upper Assam was made in 1834, and since 1840 its cultivation there has taken very firm root."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tea Fruit

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes…

Tea leaves taken from the steam bath and laid on a mat to cool.

Tea Leaves Cooling

Tea leaves taken from the steam bath and laid on a mat to cool.

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes the China plant, and the indigenous Assam plant. At one time it was supposed that two Chinese species were grown of which one furnished the black tea and the other the green tea of commerce, but further research has shown that these species cannot be maintained. Whether the tea shrub is indigenous in China and Japan is a doubtful question. The fact has been historically established that the culture of tea existed in China in the 4th century, and in Japan in the 9th century, and from these countries it was exclusively obtained for any other part of the globe till the time of the present generation. The discovery of the indigenous plant in the forest country of Upper Assam was made in 1834, and since 1840 its cultivation there has taken very firm root."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tea Plant

"Tea is the dried leaf of an evergreen shrub of the natural order Ternstœmiaceæ. It includes…

A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea.

Tea-kettle

A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea.

Electric teapot from about 1903.

Electric Teapot

Electric teapot from about 1903.

An illustration of a woman serving tea to two other women.

A Woman Serving Tea to Two Women

An illustration of a woman serving tea to two other women.

An illustration of three women and two girls having tea and snacks.

Three Women & Two Girls Having Tea

An illustration of three women and two girls having tea and snacks.