In many cultures, tea is often had at social events, such as afternoon tea and the tea party.
It may be consumed early in the day to heighten alertness; it contains theophylline and bound caffeine
(sometimes called "theine"), although there are also decaffeinated teas. In many cultures such as Arab
culture tea is a focal point for social gatherings.
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action by the American colonists against Great Britain in which they
destroyed many crates of tea bricks on ships in Boston Harbor. The incident, which took place on Thursday,
December 16, 1773, has been seen as helping to spark the American Revolution.