Tea with sexist flavor goes stone cold

Central Station | 23 Feb 2021

A popular chain of Chinese tea shops has issued an apology for its range of cups and teabags sporting sexist slogans after they sparked widespread outrage.

The Modern China Tea Shop, based in Hunan province, was selling tea bags captioned with "The mouth says no but the body says yes," and "My dear, I want you."

One mug referred to women as a "big bargain," saying that customers could pick up an unexpected deal by meeting beautiful women while they wait for their tea.

Modern China has now said sorry, saying it took responsibility for offending women - females sounded off on the internet - and would not mistake sexist jokes for creative ideas in the future.

The offending items were no longer on sale by the weekend, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday.

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