Matthew Parker's Decoder #2014-01

Troubled by the tea code in the January issue? Here it is again:

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- Jan '14

How It Works

To decipher this code, you must add up the points in each group of water droplets. The large droplets equal 5 points. Each small droplet equals 1 point. For example, 1 large droplet and 2 small droplets equals 7 points.

Then match each total to the basic cipher (A=1, Z=26) to answer this question: What does God give out each and every day?

Coolness!

Although one out of two Americans drink tea each day—that adds up to 65 billion servings each year—America itself has very few tea plantations. The first one was the Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, whose American Classic tea has been the official tea of the White House since 1987.

Look for a new decoder in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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