Thursday, November 03, 2005

Random Trivia

The phrase "Not for all the tea in China" is a misnomer.

China only grows about 10% of the world's supply. India supplies about 1/3.

8 comments:

Sam said...

Still, that's a lot of tea.

Matthew said...

I saw that New York Times article. I have yet to read it, though. I quite enjoy drinking tea.

Michelle said...

For some bizarre reason, i knew that!

Cassie said...

I'm not a big tea drinker but I do love the little tea shop in town. I can stand a little tea to be in that serene atmosphere.

English Professor said...

Well, maybe they import a lot from India, so that makes the tea IN China a huge amount. :-)

I don't function well without my morning tea. Or my afternoon tea, for that matter.

Thomas said...

The New York Times Magazine has featured new fiction by Elmore Leonard the last few weeks.

Weary Hag said...

The funny thing about this phrase is that through the years I've bastardized it to read "for all the tea in England," which I know isn't factual either!

I'm quite the tea drinker ... lost without it, really.

Thanks for the information!

Steve said...

That is a lot of tea. I wouldn't want to get hit by the boat carrying it all.

Matthew - I didn't know about the new book... I'll have to check it out, thanks.

Michelle - I do my best to enlighten, but the thing about trivia is you never know what other people know...

Cassie - there are a couple really good teas out there. I suggest Celestial Seasonings' Sleepytime tea. It's quite good.

EP - back in the AF, my roommate and I would have a cup of tea at the end of the day to relax after classes.

WH - I aim to please!