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Now I beg that you will sample a drink that I have specially ordered to be prepared for us and which is, I think, not known in your country. It consists of hot wine blended with honey and with rare spices from the Eastland called cinnamon and cardamom. Men well versed in the subject of drink assert that no beverage is so pleasing to the palate or so effective at dispersing heavy humors and morbid cogitations.
—Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

No coffee or tea in The Long Ships (poor deprived Vikings!) but this hot wine & honey concoction sounds pretty good, too.
This entry into our Classics and Coffee club comes from the north: “Vikings and hockey, must mean winter is in the air up here in Canada.” 
Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea (or a hot toddy)? Send it to this address and we’ll post it here.

    Now I beg that you will sample a drink that I have specially ordered to be prepared for us and which is, I think, not known in your country. It consists of hot wine blended with honey and with rare spices from the Eastland called cinnamon and cardamom. Men well versed in the subject of drink assert that no beverage is so pleasing to the palate or so effective at dispersing heavy humors and morbid cogitations.

    —Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

    No coffee or tea in The Long Ships (poor deprived Vikings!) but this hot wine & honey concoction sounds pretty good, too.

    This entry into our Classics and Coffee club comes from the north: “Vikings and hockey, must mean winter is in the air up here in Canada.” 

    Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea (or a hot toddy)? Send it to this address and we’ll post it here.

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