How well do we know the Boston Tea Party? Did you know that almost as much tea landed in Charleston, South Carolina--and in Boston--as was destroyed? What happened to the tea that went to Charleston, Philadelphia, and New York? What happened to the tea from the William, that wrecked on Cape Cod? We talk with James Fichter, author of Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution 1773-1776, about the tea's arrival in places other than Boston, and how tea became a symbol and why boycotts were so difficult to maintain. Why was the tea so important? Why didn't the colonists break bottles of Madeira? How old was the tea the East India Company was selling? Where did the tea come from? Who drank tea? This conversation gives us much to think about!