Tetley Tea: ‘Special’ Taste Buds Insured for $1,5 Million
Tea giant Tetley paid £1 million to insure its master blender’s taste buds.
Surprisingly, the precious guitar playing middle finger of Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards was ensured for around $1 million. These taste buds are more precious, one would think.
And it is the same as the insurance singing superstar Dolly Parton has for her boobs.
Sebastian who joined the company nine years ago, can single out any one of 1,500 varieties of tea and grade it within 15 seconds of swilling it around 10,000 taste buds found on his tongue.
His tea spotting super power distinguished him from hundreds of tea blending wannabes, and he is now responsible for every Tetley cup in the UK.
The company, which produced its first teabag in 1940, has seven more experts, but only Sebastian has been insured against damage to his taste buds.