Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dentist Speaks re Sugar and Tea #lithuania
Jerry Hoffman, DDS emailed me to ask that I warn everyone on this list thattoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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.....
Los Altos CA
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From: "Katz and Klein" <email@example.com>
Wow...drinking tea through a sugar cube seems to have been as pervasiveand
linking amongst Jews as the Yiddish language! I learned of the ritualfrom
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 grandparentson
both sides used to do that!" Well, one set of those grandparents camefrom
the Brest area (Belarus) and the other >from the Siauliai and Riga areas.