Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dentist Speaks re Sugar and Tea #lithuania


Deb Katz
 

Jerry Hoffman, DDS emailed me to ask that I warn everyone on this list that
drinking tea through a sugar cube promotes tooth decay. So he discourages
us >from imitating this honored tradition. Another email pointed out that
modern sugar cubes are too soft, anyway, so there's no way to re-live the
tea drinking experience of our ancestors. Oh, shucks.....

Debbie Katz
Los Altos CA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katz and Klein" <dkbk@sbcglobal.net>


Wow...drinking tea through a sugar cube seems to have been as pervasive
and
linking amongst Jews as the Yiddish language! I learned of the ritual
from
a relative of my family that hails >from a shtetl outside Berdicev
(Ukraine)
and when I told the tale to my mom, she said, "Oh, yes! My grandparents
on
both sides used to do that!" Well, one set of those grandparents came
from
the Brest area (Belarus) and the other >from the Siauliai and Riga areas.

Gosh, I'm thinking maybe I should try it!

Debbie Katz
Los Altos CA
dkbk@sbcglobal.net

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