Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Women and Tea - International Women's Day 2016

Image from Library of Congress, taken in 1895


Happy International Women's Day!  Today, I want to share some interesting photos and articles about women's role in the tea world...

Women Tea Pickers (from my travels)

Women and Boston Tea Party

"Maybe it has only been men who have protested the king up to now.  That only means we women have taken too long to let our voices be heard.  We are signing our names to a document, not hiding ourselves behind costumes like the men in Boston did at their tea party.  The British will know who we are.”  ~Penelope Barker

Women, Tea and Suffrage

Other Interesting Articles

12 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks, Steph! All the articles are so informative and I learned alot I didn't know. Now I want to know even more, for strong women all over the world just impress me so much. I would put you in that group of strong women I know and love.

Steph said...

Oh, Marilyn! You are so sweet!

Lu Ann @ The Cup of Life said...

What a great way to celebrate tea and International Women's Day! Thanks so much for sharing these awesome articles :)

Margie said...

Thank you for sharing these interesting links! At work, I attended a Woman's Day Luncheon which held a feminine hygiene and new bra drive. The donated items will be distributed to women's shelters.

Geoff said...

Great resources, Steph!

Angela Renals said...

Steph, I shared this on DestinationTea's twitter page - love that you connected women and tea to honor this day. I'm saving this page to my "Tea Education" file. Thank you!

Cheryl said...

I learned so much!

Deira Cruise said...

This more than just a tea, this is a piece of valuable information the way of having a tea cup to honor International Women's Day.

relevanttealeaf said...

Thank you so much for providing links to all these informative articles. Wonderful post!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Interesting article on the history of drinking tea and Irish women. I was not aware of that past concern.
As an educator, I need to do much more addressing women's issues worldwide.

Harvy Yee said...

Wonderful post! Happy International Women's Day.

Angela McRae said...

I love women's history, so this is right up my alley. And it's occurred to me that I may need to write a short story (or novella or something) about Penelope Barker one day. I love her!