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Native American's first cuppa?

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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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"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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6 times more potent then coffee!

Quality, might make a tidy an expresso!

Thanks,

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

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

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Mmmm, vomit drink.

Sounds tasty eh?

:blink:

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Posted (edited)

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

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I'll have a diet Puke please!

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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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the drink resembles Dr. PUKEper

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

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