Didn't tea become a dirty word in America, sometime after that??!! I'm surprised Boston Bun didn't at the same time - or maybe you guys always called it something different anyway?!
Yep, tea consumption declined significantly after the American Revolution. I'm not sure about the other. Is it what y'all call a Sally Lunn (or Sally Lynn?), with something like coconut-flavored frosting on top? Kiwi made us a batch of them once and I'm pretty sure that's what she called them. The only thing my seanmhair would serve with tea was a type of tea cake she baked. They looked kind of like miniture bread loaves. Not too sweet, either.
Compliant, me?!? ... I even attended a university whose mascot is one of my ◆ Superfoods! What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.~ Titus Lucretius Carus