After posting this piece yesterday, I ran across a 2005 article in one of the British papers decrying the state of tea. Included is a chart that ranks the countries where you're likely to get the worst cup of tea. The United States ranks third, after France and Spain.
What's the worst tea in the world? Wow, there are so many worthy contenders. Here's an article from Scotland's Daily Record which takes those "supermarket cut-price teas" (yeah, them) to task. My favorite quote - "cabbage water tastes better." "Even 29p for these tea bags is outrageous - 1p would be too much" runs a close second.
Speaking of the United Kingdom, here's an article that reveals that the Queen hasn't made herself a cup of tea since she was six years old. That's 75 years, for those of you keeping track. I don't think this actually qualifies as earthshaking news. After all, you can hardly imagine the Queen fussing around in the kitchen, hovering over the teakettle or fixing herself a corned beef on rye.
Last up is an article from an Ohio paper about Wright State University. They are auctioning off a chance to have tea with Tom Hanks on the set of his new movie, the sequel to The DaVinci Code. But if you haven't got at least 40,000 smackers - forget about it.
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