Cote Du Tea
I love my tea. Cup after cup of tea is drunk everyday in the UK and by me too! We Brits get through 165 million cups of it a day and it could soon become our favourite alcoholic tipple too. Scientists in India have turned tea leaves into wine. And why not? We already have nettle wine, parsnip wine and courgette wine.
A team of experts in India's tea-making state in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, have developed 'wines' from tea leaves of up to 12 per cent alcohol strength. The makers hope to bring it to the UK, potentially marketing it as a health drink due to its high levels of natural anti-oxidants, which are thought to stave off ageing and diseases.
Cheers, I'll have a glass!