Sunday, January 18, 2009

Captain James Cook discovers Hawaii

On this day in history, on January 18, 1778, English explorer Captain James Cook became the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands.

On January 8, 2009, a silver tea tray A silver tray that once belonged to Captain James Cook was sold for $120,000 to the National Library in Canberra. Covered with small scratches, it is believed to have been regularly used in the Cook household to serve tea and drinks. The insignia shows a globe centered on the Pacific Ocean and bears the motto, "He left nothing unattempted".

Tongue in cheek, the library’s curator of maps, Martin Woods, said of the motto, ``I must add that they had 17 years together of married life, only four years of which were spent together and they had six children, so it was probably an appropriate marker."

In any attempt to justify the very loose tea links of late, I'll put some teas on sale to celebrate Captain Cook's discovery of Hawaii. For the week of 01/18/09 through 01/24/09 the following teas will be available for $2.50 per ounce rather than $3.00 per ounce (over 16% savings)! The sale is NOT AUTOMATIC, but it's easy. It's just for blog readers. Just mention the blog or use code blog011809 in the special comments field of the online order form.
Flavored Black Teas:
Breeze, Coconut Crème, Copacabana, Eden, Grapefruit, Lime, Mango, Orange, Piña Colada, Pineapple, Tangerine, Tom's Compassion (passionfruit), Pomegranate
Flavored Green Teas:

Banana, Compassionfruit, Mango, Orange, Pomegranate, Tropical
Flavored White Teas:
Grapefruit, Melon, Tangerine (I only carry Tangerine Organic now), Tropics
Flavored Oolong Teas:
Grapefruit, Mango, Orange Blossom
Coconut, Compassionfruit, Lime Ginger, Lime, Mango, Mango Passion, Orange, Orange Organic, Tangerine, Tangerine Spice
Herbal Tisanes:
Compassion Orange, Mango Tango, Orange Sunrise, Piña Colada Herbal, Tropical Splash
Yerba Mate:
Citrus, Mango

That's 43 teas on sale just because Captain James Cook found Hawaii 231 years ago!

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