Tea leaves in glass bottle collected on the shore of Dorchester Neck the morning of 17 December 1773
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This small glass bottle contains tea leaves gathered across the harbor from Boston, on the shore of Dorchester Neck, on 17 December 1773, the morning after the Boston Tea Party. This is one of five relics of the Boston Tea Party (including tea caddies said to have been emptied at the Tea Party, and a china punch bowl from which participants are said to have drunk) in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.