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    Stimulating Beverages: A Brief History of Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate in Early America

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    January 7, 2010

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    Stimulating Beverages: A Brief History of Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate in Early America

    Before 1650, a New England breakfast often included a mug of ale, beer or hard wine, but with the introduction of tea, coffee, and chocolate the tastes of the Western world were forever changed. Originally prescribed as cures for ailments ranging from headaches to depression, tea, coffee, and chocolate were soon counted among the necessities of daily life. Hear Amanda Lange, curator at Historic Deerfield, explain how these three beverages...

    Before 1650, a New England breakfast often included a mug of ale, beer or hard wine, but with the introduction of tea, coffee, and chocolate the tastes of the Western world were forever changed. Originally prescribed as cures for ailments ranging from headaches to depression, tea, coffee, and chocolate were soon counted among the necessities of daily life. Hear Amanda Lange, curator at Historic Deerfield, explain how these three beverages emerged as the popular drinks we know today.


    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    $5; Free for members of Old South Meeting House


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    12:15 pm

    Phone: (617) 482-6439


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