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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 141 pages of information about Reform Cookery Book (4th edition).

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WILL YOU TRY A CUP OF TEA

that, instead of injuring your nerves and toughening your food, is Absolutely Safe and Delightful? 2/2, 2/10, and 3/6 per lb.

THE UNIVERSAL DIGESTIVE TEA

is ordinary tea treated with oxygen, which neutralises the injurious tannin.  Every pound of ordinary tea contains about two ounces of tannin.  Tannin is a powerful astringent substance to tan skins into leather.  The tannin in ordinary tea tans, or hardens, the lining of the digestive organs, also the food eaten.  This prevents the healthful nourishment of the body, and undoubtedly eventuates in nervous disorders.  On receipt of a postcard, The Universal Digestive Tea Co., Ltd., Colonial Warehouse, Kendal, will send a Sample of this tea, and name of nearest Agent, also a Descriptive Pamphlet compiled by Albert Broadbent, Author of “Science in the Daily Meal,” &c.

AGENTS WANTED.

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THE BEST SOUP THICKENER.

ROBINSON’S PATENT BARLEY

Also Best for Making BARLEY WATER, CUSTARD, BLANC MANGES, &c.

KEEN ROBINSON & CO., LTD., LONDON,

Makers of Robinson’s Patent Groats for making Gruel.

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BEVERAGES.

We have not space to go into the question of beverages at any length.  A few good “drinks” are given under Invalid Dietary, and I would just say that the juice of a squeezed lemon, orange, or other fruit juice is much better than any effervescent or chemicalised beverage.  There are, however, some excellent pure fruit-juices now on the market, among which one may mention

Pattinson’s Fruit Syrups

and essences for various temperance drinks as being specially good.  Many are proscribed on the score of health, &c., from the use of

Tea and Coffee,

but as these will remain first favourites for a long time to come, the first essential is to have them properly prepared, so that there is little if any ill effect.  Where tea is most largely and constantly used, as in China and Japan, it is said to be quite innocuous.  This may be partly owing to the more wholesome and rational way in which those people live, partly also to the finer quality of tea available, but very largely to the method of preparation.  Various devices have been patented to save trouble in changing from one pot to another, but as most of these are rather complicated for daily use, we are glad to learn of a tea which can be prepared in the old comfortable handy way without any ill effects, and this boon seems to be furnished in the

Universal Digestive Tea,

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