Cold cofee and Tea

A visit to Thirupati is always illuminating. This time I had the pleasure of an 8 year old keeping me company throughout the journey.
And conversing with an eight year old can be very illuminating. One of our conversations went along following lines

She came up to me and goes," Why are you so dark?"

And I for my life was flummoxed as to how to explain the melanin physiology to her..fumbling how does one explain a pigment to an eight year old.

When like a divine angel she herself came up with her answer..

" That's because you have tea.. those who drink cold coffee are fair and those who drink tea are dark."

And now i know what to say the next time anyone asks me anything with too complicated an answer.. blame tea and get away!!!