It’s not unheard of for people to insure their most valuable assets, and if it’s vital to their career then it is probably a smart move. Heidi Klum famously insured her long legs for $2m back in 2004, and Dolly Parton has insured her, ahem, most famous assets for $300,000. Apparently it’s not just those in the public eye who have been insuring their body parts, as it has recently surfaced that tea giant Tetley are going to be insuring one of their master tea blender’s tastebuds for a whopping £1m!

Sebastian Michaelis, the tea connoisseur in question, can use his talented palate to grade a variety of tea in just 15 seconds, and between him and the other blenders they taste 40,000 cups of tea every week! Describing the skill behind brew tasting, he said: “Blending tea, like blending whisky or champagne, is a fine art. First, I examine and grade the colour, size and density of the leaf, then I assess the brew’s purity of colour (its sparkle), the weight of the tea in the mouth (its body) and the overall liveliness of the tea on the palate (its zing).”

It makes you wonder – at Tetley, what do they do on their tea breaks?