Science-Gossip Volume 25

Science-Gossip Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... is that furnished by C. Zcylanicum, Nees: a tree about forty feet in height, native of Ceylon, but now cultivated in many other American markets--the Caa-cuys, consisting of halfexpanded leaf buds; the Caa-miri, the leaf torn from its mid-rib and veins without roasting; and the Caa-guaya, or Ytnva de Palos of the Spaniards, the whole leaf with the petiole and small branches roasted. The mate is prepared for drinking by putting a small quantity in a teapot with a little sugar, and adding boiling water. When sufficiently cool, the tea is drunk from the spout, or imbibed by means of a small tube covered with a wire gauze or perforated at one end, known as a "bombilla." It has an agreeable, slightly aromatic flavour, and is parts, especially in India, where it is naturalised. The branches are smooth and shining, leaves variable, ovate, or ovate-oblong, three-nerved, smooth, shining. Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles. The tree succeeds best in Ceylon, where, according to Royle, the soil is pure quartzose sand, climate damp, temperature high and equable. It is stated that the plant is rather difficult to cultivate in this country, but thrives best in a damp, high, and equable temperature in hot-hou-es. The uses of cinnamon as a spice are well known. The bark is collected from May until October; in collecting it the branches are cut off, varying in thickness from inch to 3 inches in diameter; longitudinal incisions are made, and the bark peeled off in strips. After twenty-four hours the epidermis and green colouring matter upon the inside are scraped off, when the strips quickly contract in the form of quills; the smaller ones are placed inside the larger, and in that way they are imported. They are dried by more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236931788