this is probably my favorite part of american history. we're all like: fine you wanna be like that? dumps tea in harbor* ADVANCE TOWARDS ME BRETHREN! ((as a lover of tea myself, i am slightly appalled by our octions against the british...))
We did like tea, WE FRICKEN LOVED TEA, but King George was all like,"crap I've lost a bunch of money, how might I get more? I KNOW! I'll just put a tax on tea for the colonies! WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA ME!" then the people in the colonies were all like, "HOW ABOUT NO!" and we dumped it into the harbor(and tried to blame it on Native Americans...) to get King George's attention. Then WHOOPS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR!
Tea is a VERY important part of British history! When WW2 was going on, a town got bombed (or was it part of London?) The survivors had no homes, (they had to make shelters out of the scraps) no more food (exept for tiny scraps) and no drink. So one rich guy who lived nearby, bought a load of hot water, sugar, milk, tea, and a huge vat thing. He paid some workers, and some of the people from the site, and made a HUGE vat of tea. He then gave them some cups, and viola! Every. Single. Victim got a cuppa!!!
Lol, I always had so much fun in History class because I'd imagine England as a very busy lady and the US as an unsupervised child running around doing what he wanted until England finally decided to do the whole parenting thing, of course by then it was much too late. And then the Tea! Mother was not very pleased that day.