[Sca-cooks] Beverage experiments

margaret m.p.decker at att.net
Wed Feb 13 21:45:29 PST 2008

Lainie, you know more about 15th century France than most of us.
I have a friend who was raised there and adores her tisanes.
Were they being enjoyed as early as 1600?

> You know, sometimes it is better to simply be discreet than to try to
> make excuses. My morning breakfast tea is a public safety measure.
> But I drink it only in my camp and usually before I'm suitable for
> polite company. But you won't find me coming up with some convoluted
> explanation of why/how an early 15th c French woman has a pot of
> Camellia sinensis in her kitchen. Talking about how it was or wasn't
> period wouldn't be... very period, would it? I kind of feel the same
> way about glasses. Better to simply ignore their presence, and 'not see' 
> them.
> 'Lainie

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