Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tea with honey stings like a bee

Here's a great anecdote just relayed to me by one of the Sun-Times photographers, John H. White: Many years ago he was flying to a training camp in Pennsylvania, and Muhammad Ali was sitting next to him on the plane. The Champ was eating his breakfast — he used two forks, one in each hand — and drinking his orange juice. John ordered some tea, and when it arrived he began to shake out his sugar packet. The Champ stopped him.

"You shouldn't put sugar in your tea," Ali said. "Spoils the tatse, and it's bad for you. You should only put honey in your tea."

Since then, on the Champ's advice, John's done just that, when he sweetens his tea at all. And you should do likewise, lest Mr. Clay gives you the beatdown.

1 comment:

  1. Great story.

    I agree with the champ. Completely.