Assertion: Earliest "ice-tea" is 1842

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jul 16 19:36:41 UTC 2009

Thanks, Ben.  Barry's page is certainly exhaustive.

But Barry doesn't have the 1842 cite from St. Petersburg (Johann
Georg Kohl, _Russia and the Russians, in 1842_, vol. 1, p. 42), which
I have found is also at least at:
from May 5, 2009 (although this does not identify the book or page).

I will assert -- for debate and to provoke others to additional
search -- that Kohl's is the earliest quotation for "ice-tea" (as a
beverage) in English.


At 7/16/2009 02:20 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

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

The American Dialect Society -

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