Substitute of Tea.
--The Raleigh ( N. C.) Standard says:
In view of the probable scarcity of tea and coffee during the war, we see the papers are recommending the use of the leaves and twigs of the yopon, an evergreen which grows spontaneously on our coast.
The yopon is a common drink on the banks, and is highly esteemed by many.
We have heard it said that, when it is well cured it is greatly improved when the milk and molasses are boiled with it. It is rather vulgar to use sugar for sweetening yopon.
Molasses is the ming.
A venerable lady, who lived to a considerable age on the banks, once speaking of the healthiness of yopon as a drink, said, ‘"Bless the Lord
; yopon has kept me out of Heaven these twenty years."’