The World's Commercial Products: A Descriptive Account of the Economic Plants of the World and of Their Commercial Uses


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Page 157 - ... appears, therefore, that the black and green teas of the northern districts of China (those districts in which the greater part of the teas for the foreign markets are made) are both produced from the same variety, and that that variety is the Thea viridis, or, what is commonly called the green tea plant. On the other hand, those black and green teas which are manufactured in considerable quantities in the vicinity of Canton are obtained from the Thea Bohea, or black tea.
Page 44 - The straw of the plant is a fairly good fodder for cattle. The husks or chaff are useful for manure and in a variety of other ways. Rice, bran, and the mixture of broken grains, dust, &c., are valuable cattle foods. Rice polish is the most nutritious of the by-products which result from the milling and cleaning of rice. Benniseed and cassava form side-crops which come to maturity at different periods of the year. Cassava I have already described. Benniseed is like the "til
Page 241 - England, however, it was not until towards the end of the eighteenth century that patent legislation made its appearance hi the leading countries.
Page 328 - India trees bearing, as it were, flocks or bunches of wool ; that the natives made linen garments of it, wearing a shirt which reached to the middle of the leg, a sheet folded about the shoulders, and a turban rolled round the head ; and that the linen made by them from this substance was finer and whiter than any other.
Page 148 - Home, and there find my wife making of tea; a drink which Mr. Felling, the Potticary, tells her is good for her cold and defluxions.
Page 148 - I did send for a cup of tea (a China drink), of which I had never drunk before.
Page 198 - The substances which have been found as adulterants in ground " coffee " are very varied, including cereals, sawdust, bark, cacao husks, acorns, figs, lupine, peas, beans and other pulses, and even baked liver. Colouring materials are also used to improve the appearance of poor and damaged beans. Artificial beans composed of such ingredients as flour, chicory and coffee, or bran and molasses have been manufactured, the mixture being ground up, made into a paste, and moulded into the form of the genuine...
Page 255 - America, being brought from Virginia by the colonists sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584, and who returned in July, 1586, and " probably," says Sir Joseph Banks "brought with them the potatoe.
Page 152 - The farms are small, each consisting of from one to four or five acres ; indeed, every cottager has his own little tea garden, the produce of which supplies the wants of his family, and the surplus brings him in a few dollars, which are spent on the other necessaries of life.

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