The Merrimac Public Library presents The Politics of Tea: The East India Company and British Tea Culture via Zoom on Wednesday January 19 at 7pm.
Anglophile and former UK resident, Claire Evans is back with a follow up to her Great British Baking Tour virtual presentation, to explore the background of the most lucrative corporate venture the world has ever known and the product it brought to the West at any cost. For all its genteel connotations, the history of tea is steeped in espionage, rebellion, and the rise of an Empire. With a nod to the popular “Bridgerton” series, learn how tea infused British society from top to bottom and what to expect should you ever find yourself at afternoon tea. Register through the library’s events calendar on their website by visiting: www.merrimaclibrary.org