Originally Posted by dad1153 Poor Luke! As a non-tea drinker performing that task would have sent me bonkers since to me all tea (and coffee) looks/tastes/smells the same.
And nothing like cab drivers in India to mess with the team's placements. Ronald and Christina seemed to have taken a commanding lead with the tea task only to wind up in third place because of misdirections, traffic and cabbies. BTW, even for "Amazing Race" and reality shows on network TV, the plugging of Snapple (and the teams' reaction to been given access to this new flavor) went over the top. Congratulations for finishing first on this leg of our race around the world... here, drink some Snapple.
Are you deaf? I ask only because people always say that those who are deaf or blind have other heightened senses. When they got to this point I thought Luke was going to get it first
because of that. But once it went on and on and on I figured that Luke didn't really pay attention when he first had the tea. Whether or not you have heightened senses, if you don't pay attention when you first drank it in China, you are screwed in India. I'm guessing that the Trotters didn't pay attention either as they were one of the last teams as well and just resorted to drinking tea like crazy and hoping to get it on a fluke.
Hard for me to understand someone thinking that lemon snapple, for example, tastes the same as papaya mango snapple, unless you lack the sense of taste. I can understand not telling the difference between the same kind of tea from different brands (like say Snapple vs. Lipton), but papaya mango tea? Come on. But that's me.
As much as I hate to say it, Luke was a crybaby and I'm kind of glad to see him gone. I only say kind of because the Trotters are still around. It seems like they put in bunching points for their benefit because once everyone is bunched together, the Trotters have others beat in physical tasks (like running).