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World War Tea - English Vs American Tea [Pic]

The tea in Boston harbor was cold. Just sayin`.

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World War Tea - English Vs American Tea [Pic]. The tea in Boston harbor was cold. Just sayin`.
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Male, 60-69, Europe
 78 Posts
Friday, March 21, 2014 1:56:46 PM
@ McGovern

RICH HALL, a US stand-up comic, explained: when you go to work in the morning, if your name is on the front of the building, you're upper class; if your name is on your desk, you`re middle class; and if your name is on your shirt, you`re working class.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 793 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:29:08 PM
Angilion, I am currently in the states, but I am originally from the Netherlands. I assumed the bag in a cup thing was an American habit and am surprised to find it is common in England as well.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:56:58 PM
Iced tea was invented in 1904.

It was invented before then, sometime in the mid-late 1800s. There are recipes from the 1870s.

It became widespread in 1904 because that was when it was sold to the public on a fairly large scale and got media coverage.

[quote]How is it no one thought to drink it cold all those centuries it was around before then?[/quote]

i) It's made hot, so people thought of it as a hot drink.

ii) Ice wasn`t generally reliably available at a reasonable cost until the invention of artificial refridgeration at a reasonable cost, which was ~1900.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:47:16 PM
The English got their tea from India not from China.

Not originally. Tea became very commonplace in England when it was grown in India, but it was originally obtained from China. Given how badly England acted to get tea from China (massive scale drug running followed by outright war), I expect English businessmen simply stole tea plants or seeds from China in order to grow tea in India.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:39:03 PM
beer might come from egypt originally

I'm almost sure that the oldest known beer is Sumerian, but it`s not proven where it came from originally because beer is prehistoric. We only know about the Sumerian beer because it was carved on a piece of stone that was discovered by archaeologists in modern times.

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