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16. Good-bye to Tea!

"Gandhiji enjoyed his afternoon cup of tea until one day I gave him a shock by asking him solemnly, though partly in jest, whether he could not do without regularly drugging himself. 'What do you mean?' he inquired a little anxiously. 'Well, I replied, 'isn't tea either a stimulant or a narcotic?' After a moment's reflection he said gravely : 'So it is.' And from that day tea was taboo."

 - Mr. H. S. L. Polak in Vegetarian News.