Monday, June 20, 2022
In my Iced Tea & Sweet Tea blog post HERE, almost a decade ago, I presented early mentions and recipes for Ice/Iced Tea, and it’s popularity in Russia in the 1840s. An Ohio cookbook in 1876, Buckeye Cookery, contained a recipe for “Iced Tea” that was sweetened when hot – Sweet Tea. The often mentioned Iced Tea recipe in Housekeeping in Old Virginia, 1878 added sugar with ice, so really not Sweet Tea (seems much sweeter when added to hot tea, than cold). An even earlier Iced Tea recipe was in a medical magazine, 1869 “slightly sweetened.” Drinking tea with ice was becoming popular in the summer from at least 1860. Also: Cold brewing, green or black teas, and even “Ice Tea” as a euphemism for Brandy.
Years ago I also did a post (rant) on the proliferation of unofficial "official" National ___ Days, months HERE
TAPED TALKS on TEA ... for National Hot Tea Month 2021 HERE
UPCOMING TEA TALKS
Jun 21 Tue 7 Tea Tasting and the History of Tea. AARP not need membership HERE
Jun 22-24 Wed 8AM-12; Th 11-3; Fri 9-1 Tea: Nature, Culture, Society, 1650-1850. Many talks. Linnean Society of London HERE; Full schedule with videos and panels (not recorded) HERE; TAPES may be HERE
Jun 23 Thu 10AM Climate Change and Tea. Encompass HK Hong Kong HERE
THIS WEEK'S TALKS deleted
CALENDAR OF VIRTUAL FOOD HISTORY TALKS HERE
Hotel Monthly June 1906.
Atchison Daily Globe (Ks) July 16, 1897 p4
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