Category Archives: Tea

No on Tea, Yes on Liberty

Tea is a common drink in America and most have heard the saying “no taxation without representation” but usually the knowledge ends there. We will explain background information from the article, “Did Dutch Smugglers Provoke the Boston Tea Party?”  by Benjamin Carp. The article talks about other contributions that helped fuel the Boston Tea Party and eventually led to the American Revolution. You will learn these in this episode, “No on Tea, Yes on Liberty.”


Spring 2014 – Haley Sites, Michael Falck, Brandon Schuebel, and Maria Pustina

Boiling Point

Tea Podcast Boiling Point: Tea began as an integral part of colonial America, but before long, tons of it were dumped into the Boston Harbor: why? Most people don’t know the whole story. The Boston Tea Party was provoked by Dutch smugglers selling tea to colonists, and by tensions between the colonies. Today, we still associate tea with Britain. Based on Benjamin L. Carp’s article “Did Dutch Smugglers Provoke the Boston Tea Party?” Taylor Ingenthron, Emily Sander, Claire Clabots, and Jacob Carlson, at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, spring 2014.

What’s In Your Tea?

Do you enjoy a nice cup of tea on a rainy day, or at your favorite coffee shop? If you lived in Victorian England, this habit may make you severely ill. Erika Rappaport wrote an article called “Packaging China” that focused on the anti-adulteration of tea in England. In our own podcast, we discussed the anti-adulteration movement and the influenced it had on English society and also the repercussions of it today.

Sweetening the Cup

In today’s society there is a growing interest in knowing where our food comes from. Most people do not realize where tea and sugar come from and why they became as popular as they are today. In this podcast we will tell you why the tradition of drinking tea and sugar became popular over time through the cultures of health and respectability, as stated by Woodruff D. Smith in his article Complications of the Commonplace: Tea, Sugar and Imperialism.


Tea Without The Crumpets.

When asking average Americans what caused the Boston Tea Party, the general response is “taxation without representation”. Most Americans believe that this is the sole cause of the Boston Tea Party, and are unaware of some of the real factors behind one of America’s finest and proudest moments. In this podcast, “Tea Without the Crumpets”, three UWL students: Peter Nestor, Branden Fleming, and Adam Kirschner, will inform you on the real causes and factors leading up to the event that provoked an American Revolution.



Tea Podcast

When you think of tea, you think of a cure for the common cold, fancy tea parties, and England.  When you think of sugar, you think of unhealthy lifestyles, candy, and energy.  When people combine these two commodities to make their morning cup before rushing off to work, most don’t question why these two were brought together.

We are here to educate the population on why, when, and where these two commodities came together  with our podcast. We got this idea from Woodruff Smith’s article, “Complications of the Commonplace: Tea, Sugar, and Imperialism.” This gives many historians views on why, when, and where these two commodities came together.

We encourage you to listen to our podcast to better understand the history of tea and sugar.

12 Objects That Changed the World and One That Changed Wisconsin, Fall of 2013


Abby Herbrand, Lauren Frazier, and Megan Buss


Tea Podcast

Since its humble beginnings in China, tea has been a very important commodity. It quickly became popular in many cultures, including Great Britain. In this podcast we will discuss Erika Rappaport’s article, “Packaging China: Foreign Articles and Dangerous Tastes in the Mid-Victorian Tea Party”, which focuses on the issues of adulteration and the British public’s reaction. Brought to you by 2013 UW La Crosse History students: Allie Adams, Marina Kinney, Megan Kautz, and Kylie Clark.

Allie Adams, Marina Kinney, Megan Kautz, Kylie Clark


Tea Podcast

This Podcast highlights the different aspects of the Boston Tea Party that are not often covered in the basic American history class. Its thesis is that the Dutch smugglers, along with provocation from other colonies towards Boston catalyzed the Boston Tea Party. The podcast describes the odd circumstances of the tea party actually occuring in Boston, the anger of colonists about the tea act, and the anger of the Dutch smugglers over losing business.


Dani Mosson, Lexie Adams, Jessi Reidy, Carol Hickman


Tea Podcast

Lazy Natives, Coolie Labor, and Tea Assam Tea Industry

This podcast considers the laborers of tea in the British tea industry in Assam society.  Specifically it discusses Chinese laborers, the local Assamese lazy natives, and coolies.  Also, there is an interview with a special guest who worked on a tea plantation.  Tea is an important commodity in today’s global economy, and remains a staple drink in Britain’s society.

Joseph Leick and Michael Torgerson

Sharma, Jayeeta. ‘Lazy’ Natives, Coolie Labour, and the Assam Tea Industry. (2009).