[Sca-cooks] Queens Tea
t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jan 28 12:31:01 PST 2013
Let me say that this is the knowledge of tea, not necessarily the drinking
of tea. The first commercial shipment of tea of which I have knowledge
arrived in the Netherlands in 1610. Tea in general use in Europe is
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Tea shows up right on the boundary line.
According to OED-
[1598 W. Phillip tr. J. H. van Linschoten [Disc. Voy. E. & W. Indies i.
xxvi. 46/1] The aforesaid warme water is made with the powder of a
certaine hearbe called Chaa.]
[1601 R. Johnson tr. G. Botero [Travellers Breviat (1603) 216] Water
mixt with a certaine precious powder which they [the Japanese] use, they
account a daintie beverage: they call it Chia.
Tea as "A meal or social entertainment at which tea is served" is mid 18th
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