Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

The United States once had its very own tea, made from the only caffeinated plant that’s native within these borders. Unfortunately, legend has it that this tasty beverage was hounded into obscurity by the devious plan of none other than the British.

But I’m not prepared to apologize quite yet for the loss of yaupon tea. Like many of the myths that circulate this world, it’s possible the accepted version is either a misunderstanding or a blatant mistruth.

Of course, I would say that. You guys know how the British feel about tea, I’ve been telling you for years.

You’ve also probab...

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