It’s unclear if the jade smoothies were responsible for his longevity, he did live to the ripe old age of 69. However, before you rev up the blender, keep in mind, Emperor Wu was essentially drinking gravel.
Soon the Roman Empire and the cities along its trade routes were lousy with glass. Like a sleek, new iPhone, it became the got-to-have-it merch.
Dining on Dormouse
Wine was definitely on the menu, and the delectable dormouse was most likely too.
Pompeii: What a Blast
“…darkness came…like the black of closed and unlighted rooms. You could hear women lamenting, children crying, men shouting…” ~ Pliny the Younger (61-113 AD) an eyewitness of the destruction of Pompeii.