Thomas Jefferson delighted in finely brewed teas from around the globe; his Memorandum Books show consistent purchases of a variety of teas including “young hyson…both for flavor and strength.” Monticello guests often took their tea in the Tea Room adjacent to the Dining Room, where they drank out of European porcelains and refined earthenwares.
This splendid set includes a 7 oz. blue and white mug based on artifacts excavated at Monticello, the Afternoon Tea book full of recipes, brewing tips and serving ideas, 1.2 oz. Pinhead Gunpowder Tea, 1 oz. Young Hyson Tea, 1 oz. English Breakfast Tea (each package makes 30 cups), and a 9 oz. jar of delicious Monticello Strawberry Preserves. Attractive lidded wooden-slat basket has brass hinges and clasp. Basket is 9"h x 14"w x 9 ½"d.