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1) An aromatic herb, a member of the parsley or carrot family, and indigenous to the regions around the Black and Caspian Seas. It is an essential ingredient of fines herbes, widely used in French cuisine.   Some varieties also have edible roots which are like small turnips, and were enjoyed by the early Greeks and Romans, and in England during the 14th to 17th centuries.
Name this herb.

2) When first introduced to England around 1654, they were considered full of dangerous chemicals and fit only for use by experienced pharmacies. British authorities eventually declared them safe with the addition of one particular substance. The power of the John Company, the largest, most powerful monopoly to ever exist in the world (except for Microsoft of course) was based on the importation of them. They have caused many international conflicts, and helped establish the reputation of the Yankee Clipper ships. It is said that the origin of the custom of tipping was related to them. Pidgin English developed as a method to facilitate the trading of them. Richard Blechynden of England and Thomas Sullivan of New York helped to popularize them in the U.S. in the early 20th century. They also played a major role in the development of the supermarket. They are sold at auctions around the world. 
What are they?





1) Chervil.

2) Tea leaves. (Tea Trivia & Facts - History of Tea)


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