This led to the 1773 Boston Tea Party, a precipitating event of the Revolution, when angry Colonists destroyed the tea cargo of three British ships by dumping them into Boston Harbor. Boycotts of tea led to an increase in consumption of other beverages, such as coffee or herbal teas infused with peppermint, sage or dandelions.
American restaurants and workplaces typically offer machine-made drip brew coffee by default, while hot tea brewed by the cup with tea bags, an American invention, is available by request.
Tea became a very popular drink in the colonies, and tea ceremonies were common among all classes.
In Salem, MA, tea leaves were boiled to create a bitter brew, then served as a vegetable side dish with butter.
The extract is concentrated under low pressure, and drying the concentrate to a powder by freeze-drying, spray-drying, or vacuum-drying.
Low temperatures tend to be used to minimize loss of flavor.