[Sca-cooks] Queens Tea

JIMCHEVAL at aol.com JIMCHEVAL at aol.com
Mon Jan 28 19:24:59 PST 2013

Actually, in French it goes back much further than that:

"Ca 1200  collatioun « conférence du soir après laquelle les moines 
prenaient un repas  léger »; ici prob. trad. des Collationes de Cassien, v. plus 
bas (NICOLE, Règle  de Saint-Benoît, 2432, Héron ds R. Hist. litt. Fr., t. 6, 
p. 460 [Legat unus  Collationes])''

It takes its name from the evening conference which it  followed.
Otherwise, if tea was first mentioned in 1598 (the late 16th century), that 
 hardly puts it on the border with the medieval era, no?

Jim  Chevallier

Newly translated from Pierre Jean-Baptiste  Le Grand d'Aussy:
Eggs, Cheese and Butter in Old Regime France 

In a  message dated 1/28/2013 9:51:54 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
rcarrollmann at gmail.com writes:
"Collation", meaning a light meal, dates back  to the 16th century. 

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