Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tea Theives

We all know that tea is hot, but have you heard of tea being hot merchandise? Last month, theives stole about $32,900 in Tetley teabags from a warehouse in England. That's 7,000 boxes of teabags. The press hasn't said how many bags are in each box, but according to Tetley's UK site, their smallest box size holds 40 teabags, making the theft at least 280,000 teabags. Crazy! It seems like they would be very difficult to resell, given the publicity around the crime. It would take 77 people drinking 10 cups a day could finish that much tea in a year. I wonder what they'll do with all of it (besides getting caught looking daft)?

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