It’s the 244th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party! On December 16, 1773, a bunch of colonists who had it up to here with England, dumped some tea into Boston Harbor and started a revolution.
Help celebrate our freedom by watching re-enactors make history come to life. The fun begins at 6:30pm!
The Annual Boston Tea Party reenactment consists of three parts:
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Starts with a fiery tea tax debate at the historic Old South Meeting House, the actual hall where Boston colonists/Patriots gathered to protest ‘ taxation without representation’
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – A lively procession to Boston’s historic waterfront — Milk St. to Congress St. to Pearl St. — the same streets the Patriots marched down
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Ends with a reenactment of the Sons’ of Liberty destruction of actual tea from the East India Company (the SAME company, still in existence today in London, from which the tea came during the actual Boston Tea Party) into Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This portion of the event is free and open to the public.
Some local business are celebrating the Boston Tea Party too:
OFFERED THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017:
Bastille Kitchen – Tea Smoked Mussels with fennel, white wine, butter, rouille toast – $14
Blue Dragon – Tea Time Cocktail – vodka, citrus, apple-cinnamon tea syrup – $14
Bon Me – Boston Deviled Tea Egg Chinese black tea infuse eggs topped with spicymayo, cayenne pepper, scallions – $2.50 each
City Tap House – Sons Of LiberTEA – Absolut Boston Hibiscus Martini – $14
Coopersmith -Pop Tea-Tart – Orange vanilla marmalade, lavender pastry, black tea glaze – $5 London Fog – Earl Grey tea latte with vanilla – $5
Flour Bakery + Café (7 locations in Back Bay, Cambridge, Fort Point & South End) -Honey Chamomile Boston Tea Party LatTEA – $3.50 sm/$4.00 lrg
Harpoon Brewery -Annual Boston Tea Party Ale. Craft beer made with Souchong tea, classic black tea from the Wuyi Mountains in China (tea is donated by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum). This tea is famous for its smoky aroma and is one of the five teas throwninto Boston Harbor during The Boston Tea Party.
Lucky’s Lounge – Spill the Tea – Vodka infused with wild orange blossom and Acai white tea, Guillaume, Domaine De Canton – $11
Outlook Kitchen & Bar at The Envoy Hotel – Two, If By Tea – Berkshire Ethereal Gin, Gunpowder Green Tea honey, Prosecco – $14
Pastoral – Festa del Te – Bombay Dry Gin, Earl Grey syrup, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, lemon – $10
RumBa at InterContinental Boston – Life & LiberTea – Earl Grey tea steeped Rum steeped, honey syrup, muddled lemons -$14 – TeaAct Rum, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Mathilde Pêche, iced tea, lemon – $14
Barking Crab – The Barking Tea Party – 1 cup of clam chowder, 1 entree of Harpoon IPA battered fish & chips, 1 pint of Harpoon IPA – $25 (on December 16th only)