Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Great Tea Escape

A suspected criminal in Japan escaped by convincing a police officer to drink tea laced with sleeping pills.

Naoto Tsuge, 24, who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, asked the 30-year-old officer to drink the tea.

The police detected traces of sleeping medication in the officer and in the tea left in the cup.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tea Bag A National Security Threat

A congressional office in Manchester, New Hampshire was shut down recently when a tea bag was mistaken for something more sinister. One may not think that a tea bag could be a threat to national security. But when mailed to a member of Congress as a form of tax protest, they can trigger alarms.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

High Time for High Tea

A childhood friend and I have long enjoyed the rituals of tea. As teenagers, we would mail each other envelopes filled with exotic and unusual tea leaves. And then as adults, our love of tea evolved into high tea - an annual event when we would leave young children at home, put on our lipstick, and meet like giggling schoolchildren in fancy tea rooms of high end hotels across Toronto.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tea is the most-consumed beverage in the world

Tea is the most-consumed beverage in the world, unless you count water.