Was the Boston Harbor actually turned into tea?


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society explores whether the Boston Harbor would have actually been turned into tea during the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

To protest British taxes, American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea – the equivalent of 18.5 million tea bags.

After accounting for the 600 trillion liters of water in the harbor, the experts determined that the tea would have been too weak to taste without at least two or three trillion tea bags.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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