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Why does tea taste nicer out of china cups?

Sun, 6th Sep 2009

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Question

Ros, Peterborough asked:

Why does tea taste nicer out of china cups, and coke taste better from a glass than a plastic cup?

Answer

Chris -  Iíd say, itís the placebo effect, wouldnít you?  I think itís just because you automatically think itís nicer because itís in glass.

Diana -   Yeah, having lived, sort of six years on and off as a student, I think it starts to taste the same after a while anyway.

Dave -   A lot of what you experience from a meal food is to do with the surroundings which is why restaurants spends so much money on having pretty stuff in the room not just on the food.

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