Tea Bags

They all meet the re­quire­ments

Consumer Voice - - Tea Bags -

In the third week of De­cem­ber, news about tea bags from Italy had reached house­holds across the globe. The Ital­ian law-en­force­ment agen­cies re­moved Peru­vian coca tea from the shelves af­ter it was found to con­tain sig­nif­i­cant lev­els of co­caine. The tea had re­port­edly been sold in Italy for many years and was tested only when one bus driver tested pos­i­tive for the il­le­gal stim­u­lant af­ter un­der­go­ing a rou­tine drugs test.

The driver in­sisted he had not taken co­caine and the only rea­son he might have failed his test was be­cause the day be­fore he had drunk a large cup of the tea. The tea was then for­mally tested and was found to have co­caine leaves in it.

“In Ire­land, you goto some­one’ s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re re­ally just fine.She asks if you’re sure.You say of course you’re sure, re­ally, you don’t need a thing. Ex­cept they pro­nounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she says then, I was go­ing to get my­self some any­way, so it would be no trou­ble. Ah, you say, well, if you were go­ing to get your­self some, I wouldn’t mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it’s no trou­ble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again un­til you both end up in the kitchen drink­ing tea and chat­ting. “In Amer­ica, some­one asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don’ t get any damned tea. “I liked the Ir­ish way bet­ter .”~ CE Mur­phy, Ur­ban Shaman

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