I'm reading The Grapes of Wrath, and found a tea reference!
"Side-meat or chops and a can of boiled tea, black and bitter."
I was wondering what kind of tea may have been around during the depression era (1929 to late 1930s or early 1940s).
I don't understand why they would boil it (I know that some teas are boiled, (Masala chai, Hong Kong milk tea...), but this seems kind of wasteful for the time, why not try to reuse leaves?
Anyway, just a half-sentence reference, kind of interesting, got me wondering.