Leafy Business Newsletter May: Real Men Drink Tea
Real Men Drink Tea
I got nasty habits; I take tea at three
- Mick Jagger
Throughout history, great warriors, beloved artists, men of science and politicians (real men one and all) have been tea drinkers!
- First Recorded Tea Drinker
Chinese Emperor Shen Nung
It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled so it would be clean. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant boiled water for him to drink, and a tea leaf from a wild tea bush fell into the water, turning it a brownish color. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing.
Cha (tea) was born (2737 BC).
- Defined Tea Drinker
Samuel Johnson, Lexicographer (1709-1784)
Reportedly Drank 40 cups a day.
- Prime Tea Drinker
Wm Gladstone, Prime Minister UK (1868-1894)
Filled his hot water bottle with tea so he could have a cup or three during the night without having to get out of bed.
- Scientific Tea Drinker
Albert Einstein, Scientist (1879-1955)
Put forth the Tea Leaf Paradox in 1926 which is now being applied to a new technique for separating red blood cells from plasma and to help understand atmospheric pressure systems.
- Charitable Tea Drinker
Nelson Mandela, Pres South Africa (1918-)
An afternoon tea with Nelson Mandela was auctioned on ebay in 2007 to raise money for MasterCard’s Priceless Moments. Proceeds benefited various African children’s charities.
- Half Tea LoverArnold Palmer, Pro Golfer (1929-)
Invented the Arnold Palmer (1/2 tea + 1/2 lemonade) at our very own Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, CO.
- Presidential Tea Drinker
Barack Obama, US President (1961-)
President Obama was spotted drinking tea throughout his 2008 Presidential Campaign.
- Fatherly Tea Drinker (1949-)
Tom Covel, Father of Brianne Covel @ Teatulia, Blacksmith, Biker, Retired Train Conductor, Real Man…
Has never gone a day without a cup of loose leaf black tea. In fact, his tea mug and spoon have permanent resin stains from 8000+ cups of tea over the course of Brianne’s lifetime.