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Native American's first cuppa?

vomit drink cuppa black drink coffee

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

Native Americans were brewing a primitive form of tea almost a thousand years ago, scientists have discovered.

Inhabitants of Cahokia, a massive pre-Columbus settlement near where the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers meet in Illinois, consumed ‘Black Drink’ from ceramic beakers.

The beverage, which was six times more potent than coffee, was made from toasted holly leaves and stems.

It may have been created for special ceremonies and is the first known evidence of a tea-like drink in what is now the US.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

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"I say, dash it all madam, you've got your Indians mixed up again. The smallest schoolboy is well aware that proper tea drinking (ie. with milk and sugar) originated in the Punjab under the gentle eye of the Great White Queen Empress!"



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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

6 times more potent then coffee!

Quality, might make a tidy an expresso!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

Are you sure about "ceramic" beakers ? a 1000 yrs ago !

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

View Postealdwita, on 07 August 2012 - 08:30 PM, said:


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"I say, dash it all madam, you've got your Indians mixed up again. The smallest schoolboy is well aware that proper tea drinking (ie. with milk and sugar) originated in the Punjab under the gentle eye of the Great White Queen Empress!"


Oh Sahib char wallah come soon !

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

I guess this was the original energy drink.  Bet they were buzzing around all over the place.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

Mmmm, vomit drink.
Sounds tasty eh?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

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Ancient Americans consumed 'vomit drink'

Reverse bulimia, the beginning of the Junk Food Giant?

I am aware they did not drink the vomit, but hey why let that stop a humorous post!

Edited by Junior Chubb, 08 August 2012 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

I'll have a diet Puke please!


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

Living in the S.E. Youpon, Ilex vomitoria, grows wild in my yard, plus I have a weeping and dwarf leaved form. Dwarf forms are popular locally as ornamentals. My understanding it the leaves can be made into tea and it is the red berries of the female plant (hollies are either male of female) that cause vomiting. Supposedly it is the only native plant in the United States that contains caffeine. I have never made tea from the leaves; I prefer Camellia sinensis, the source of black tea.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

the drink resembles Dr. PUKEper


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:03 AM

pineneedle tea is pritty good once you get past the snakebite of turpintine





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