The BBC News reports that a chance to drink tea with Nelson Mandela will be auctioned later this year on eBay. Proceeds will go to charity. Obviously there's no way to know what the high bid would be, but as the article notes, a round of golf with Tiger Woods went for $1.3 million.
If tea with the Queen is more your style, check out this article from Bridlington Today about the Queen's Garden Party. With about 2,000 tea sippers in attendance, it's not exactly what you'd call intimate. But I guess it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharpened teaspoon.
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