Friday, January 13, 2006

Green tea, hold the Tiger Balm, please

Taste testers in Japan trying out green tea imported from Australia noticed something strange about the tea. It just didn't taste right. The peculiar flavor in the tea was later determined to be eucalyptus.

The growers theorized that wind-blown leaves from nearby eucalyptus trees probably become lodged in the tea plants and were subsequently harvested and processed along with the tea leaves.

—Mellow Monk

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