Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

It____ not look like a great deal today, but back then it was a coup: no man before ____ to import tea directly into Ireland.
The option that will best fill the blanks in the above sentences would be:

A. may, has dared

B. may, had dared

C. might, have dared

D. might, have ever dared

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".