Q: Best source for debunking 1904 "iced tea"?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jul 16 18:20:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Joel S. Berson<Berson at att.net> wrote:
> What is the best source for debunking the myth that iced tea was
> invented at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair?  And, possibly,
> debunklng that it was popularized there, since there are a number of
> quotations from the 1870s?
> I'm looking (Googling), but so far all I've found is the debunking
> that cites 1890 -- which also is not the current earliest.

There's Barry Popik's page, which has cites back to 1852.


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