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Interesting Tea News by Helen on 1 October 2005 12:42am
 
So, I was bitching and moaning to a friend about a recent guest who quickly wore out her welcome. Usually I give my house guests tea and goodies, but not her. if i showed her any hospitality, she would stay longer. This was not desirable.
So my friend offered me this useful tip for the next time my annoying guest comes a visiting:
"Next time, give her Lapsang Souchong tea. In England, when someone gives you lapsang souchong it means that you're not being asked back again."

very helpful. You English are the greatest-- you use tea for so many things. hats off.
so, thanks.
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by Helen on 1 October 2005 12:52am
 
when you are not asked back again--

"It's called getting 'souchonged.' How cool is that?"

I say Yay, souchong!


 
Re: Interesting Tea News by tucsonmike on 1 October 2005 1:17am
 
Funny, I almost bought oa book on the history of tea at the Metropolitan Museum.
The latest issue of the magazine I edit, Asia in Play has an article about a tea from Yunnan, that is supposed to have healing powers.
Mike
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by edmo1960 on 1 October 2005 1:45am
 
Souchonged ? Hey I guess I learned something new today. Can't wait to use it on..... hmmmmm, oh I know who.
I also say, Yay souchong!
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by canaveralgumby on 1 October 2005 1:57am
 
So, whi is this particular tea used for this purpose, as opposed to some other type of tea? Does it have laxative qualities or something?
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by Helen on 1 October 2005 2:06am
 
good question Cori...Lapsang is a "smokey" tea, so maybe it's like eating a smoldering charcoal brick? Not a nice thing. Not a good thing.

then maybe it gives a person the trots as a grand finale.

wow! what a tea!
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by tucsonmike on 1 October 2005 4:57am
 
I don't know Cori. Don't know if I can stomach that!;-)
Mike
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by kazzzz on 1 October 2005 4:04pm
 
I think we need someone to test it out..any volunteers?
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by canaveralgumby on 1 October 2005 7:23pm
 
Well, kazzzz, I was asking because I could use a......never mind.
 
Re: Interesting Tea News by Godfather on 1 October 2005 9:02pm
 

Ah yes. Lapsang Souchong.

Did i ever mention that i like Chinese?

http://www.mwscomp.com/sounds/mp3/chinese.mp3

 
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