What role did tea have in America society by the mid-1700s?

What role did tea have in America society by the mid-1700s?

You should answer these question in an essay format using citations from “Defiance of the Patriots” What role did tea have in America society by the mid-1700s? How was tea ultimately incorporated into the rhetoric of protest in the lead up to the American Revolution? How did American social attitudes change toward tea during the Revolution and in the aftermath? What does this say about consumer culture?