The Price of Tea in China
Tea seems to have a knack for finding its way into the media. But its not always because of its health benefits or surging popularity. Sometimes, it’s just downright bizarre.
This story comes to you from Hangzhou, China, where a group of local investigative reporters decided to submit urine samples for testing to a local hospital. Except, guess what they submitted instead? Yes, tea.
Five of the hospitals prescribed medication costing up to 400 yuan ($50), the online edition of the semi-official China News Service (www.chinanews.com) said in a report seen on Wednesday. Of the hospitals, four were state-owned. “It makes one shiver all over even though it’s not cold,” the China News Service said after its reporters and colleagues from Zhejiang Television tested the hospitals. [read the news article]
And then there’s this, from Muncie, Indiana (not about tea, but strange in its own right).
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