We do not suggest you throw your tea into the East China Sea. Instead, drink it and have some cookies.
The Boston Tea Party, as described by Mr. Dawes Jr. in Mary Poppins (1964):
Mr. Dawes Jr: In seventeen hundred & seventy three, An official of this bank unwisely loaned a large sum of money to finance a shipment of tea to the American Colonies... Do you know what happened?
George W. Banks: Yes sir, yes I think I do. As the ship lay in Boston harbor, a party of colonists, dressed as Red Indians, boarded the vessel, behaved rudely, and threw all the tea overboard. This made the tea unsuitable for drinking — even for Americans!
Join us for teatime at 16:00, Thursday, Restaurant Level of Center Building. Please bring your own tea-holding vessel.
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Lecturer: Dr. Roger Cashmore, Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Language: English only. Open to public.
“Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?”
Well unless you have actually completed that Doomsday Device, this week you do not have that kind of choice so you should just join everyone for tea, coffee and cookies at 16:00 on Thursday!
The General Meeting of the Council for Promotion of OIST