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tea virgins

hotmilk Apr 15, 2002 09:40 PM

I recently heard this thing about how green tea is picked by virgin maidens who can't eat spicy foods, the reasoning being this prevents off flavors from passing on to the delicately scented tea leaves whiled being picked. Does anybody know if this is actually true?

If yes then WOW! I'd definately have a brand new appreciation for tea!

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    suzannapilaf Apr 16, 2002 03:02 PM

    sounds like child labor to me...

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      Hazelhurst Apr 16, 2002 09:41 AM

      A similar story circulated for years to the effect that the best Cuban cigars--when there was such a creature--were rolled on the thighs of nubian virgins. It was a cute bit of whimsy but I cannot recall the alst time I encountered someone who, in youth, actually believed it.

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        steve Apr 15, 2002 11:29 PM

        Wow. The things people believe.

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          b grubbs Apr 15, 2002 11:24 PM

          You been reading Giant Robot, too?
          How about those Filipino Prison recipes?

          Link: http://www.giantrobot.com

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