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Some quick hits in the headlines this week, some historical beverage news related to our recent discussions: Like coffee? Thank Goethe!! Green tea: The original Reefer Madness. “For most of the 19th century, there was less concern about the perils of taking cocaine than there was about the negative side effects of drinking green tea,” writes Matthew Sweet […]

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You may have already noticed that the 19th century is very hot right now. Every day there are new articles in the media, new shows and films come out that are set in that era (or parodying it, or adding zombies to it). People seem interested in it as never before. Some people are apparently […]

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