Tea for One!

I have always been a huge tea drinker, although a bit of a philistine, nothing fancy or flavoured, but a nice general every day breakfast tea. I sat earlier this week reading a few blogs from fellow tea drinkers. and spotted a book about Tea. teaI went across to Amazon to read the preview to discover that there were two books, written with the same title, by two different authors in two different years. Having read the preview of both books, I can see the tones are very different. As I could not decide which one I preferred, I ordered both.

We have a coffee machine, one of those you put the pods in and hit a button and a cup of coffee is produced. A week ago I wandered across to the coffee machine website to see if they did tea and was surprised to see that they did, although nothing that resembled my regular tea. There was tea with citrus and honey, Chai tea, tea with mint and one other that truly didn’t appeal, or at least enough to buy a box of 16 pods as an experiment. I called their customer service and asked if they produced a mixed tea box. I surely could not be the only one who wanted to try one pod or at the very least didn’t feel compelled to purchase 16 pods on the off chance that the other 15 would not go to waste. The lady said she would feed my comments back to the development team and would see if she could find me one to sample. I thanked her and thought that she would send me one pod.

downloadBy coincidence on the same day, a package from the customer service team that I called last week arrived. In it, a box of 16 citrus and honey pods. I tried one and have to say that I could be a convert when the mood takes me! Hubby also tried one and was equally impressed. I do not like sweet tea, and would have expected one with honey to be sweet, but the citrus and honey in that particular combination is spot on!

I dropped their customer service team an email of thanks and will certainly be purchasing more.  Next I fancy trying a peach tea, if only I can find one!

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About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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3 Responses to Tea for One!

  1. gentraveling says:

    I love to get new food ideas. I’ll be checking out the links on BethFishReads – thanks for the reference!


  2. Tina says:

    I like tea quite a bit but I seem to drink more coffee. I also like it plain, just a black tea without anything fancy.
    When I popped in here to see your post I was surprised to see a reference to GOONS, my goodness I had belonged to the Dalton genealogical society for ages and it focused on the Dalton surname. My folks hailed from Cumbria, many many years ago!


  3. Beth F says:

    I’m mostly a coffee lover, especially in the morning. But I usually have hot tea in the afternoon during the colder months. I’m strictly a black tea drinker, mostly some kind of breakfast tea, though I like some of the flavored teas. I drink them black and on the weak side. I used to have one of those pod coffee makers but I never tried using it for tea.


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