Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia/Gold Tea
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Gold Tea is a brand of iced tea that is originally from the Confederate States of America in the 19th century. It was famous for containing large quantities of small flakes of gold in each cup. This was done not purely for aesthetics, but as a means of smuggling Confederate gold through Union blockades. The public became aware of this action during the trial of Colonel Ryan Mooney of Pennsylvania. Mooney was sentenced to death by firing squad for his role in smuggling the tea to the North on behalf of Colonel Jackson. Gold tea largely disappeared after the American Civil War, as the Confederacy no longer required gold to issue money or bribe foreign governments. The idea lived on in the alcoholic beverage Goldschlager.
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