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Seeking That Caffeine Buzz for More Than a Thousand Years
August 6, 2012
As early as 1050 A.D., inhabitants of North America, specifically east of St. Louis, Mo. were seeking out, brewing and ritually drinking copious quantities of a substance anthropologists are calling Black Drink. Researchers say local inhabitants parched holly leaves and small twigs, placed them in a large pot with water, boiled and agitated the liquid into a froth before drinking it.
University of New Mexico
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