If they were shooting for the Boston Tea Party anniversary, they missed! Patriots in revolutionary New England dumped 342 chests of tea overboard from 3 British ships to protest the Tea Act on December 16, 1773. Starbucks announced it was closing all 379 of its Teavana stores across the country back in July of this year and now they’ve dumped their Tavo brand overboard in order to focus on focus its efforts on the Teavana brand! They fared a bit better than the East India Company did back in 1773 – Starbucks is selling the Tavo brand for $384 Million after buying it for just over $8 million back in 1999. Tally Ho!