Mormon tea

Erin McKean editor at VERBATIMMAG.COM
Fri Jul 30 16:09:55 UTC 1999

Can anyone help with this? What we know already: ephedra is a well-known
stimulant often used in bodybuilding and dieting.


Erin McKean
Editor, VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly
editor at

>Date: Thu, 29 Jul 99 10:01:22 Central Daylight Time
>From: Suzanne Arney <suzanne.arney at>
>To: editor <editor at>
>Subject: Mormon tea
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>Can you help me understand this phrase: Mormon tea.  It is a scrubby plant
>(ephedra), but whether it was used
>by Mormons as a non-caffeinated beveredge, or is some kind of reference I
>do not know.  I'd appreciate any
>clarification as I am writing an article about pioneers.

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