Totally mundane question - tea for removers?

(14 Posts)
OOAOML Tue 09-Aug-16 11:45:44

All the advice on booking removal companies seems to include a cheery comment about having lots of tea. We don't drink tea (unless you count my peppermint tea) - what kind of tea bags should I buy? Probably some kind of displacement activity, and I do have lots of other things to worry about, but I stood in the supermarket the other day looking at the array of tea bags and I do not have a clue.

What brand of tea is best to get in?

ProcrastinatingNow Tue 09-Aug-16 11:51:23

Yorkshire tea. And sugar. And choc digestives.

You need to leave the tea bag in about 2-3 mins before taking it out the cup though. Or if you use a teapot put two teabags in and leave it to brew.

Then after they've finished tell them to stoop being lazy buggers and get on with the jobsmile

OOAOML Tue 09-Aug-16 11:57:40

A teapot? But I will be packing the teapot. Which we never use anyway. Actually I'm not sure if we still have it. Oh god I am a failure at the whole tea thing.

My husband will be on tea making duties. It is one of the gaps in my education. I feel very un-British for my total lack of obsession with consuming vast amounts of tea wink I am always a bit bemused at the fuss people make about 'cuppas' on MN. Maybe I am lacking the tea gene. I do have lots of coffee.

Should have said - we are in Scotland, is Yorkshire tea made for soft water?

wowfudge Tue 09-Aug-16 11:59:41

Ours were coffee drinkers - I only made tea for me!

ProcrastinatingNow Tue 09-Aug-16 12:04:31

I have absolutely no idea. But they're the best tea bags...or Twinings everyday tea.

Pack the teapot then. Teabags in cups it is.

Good luck with the move

OOAOML Tue 09-Aug-16 12:05:11

It would just be so much easier if on the booking confirmation they have a section advising you if the people allocated to your move are tea or coffee drinkers and what their biscuit choice is grin

Is there going to be a lot of time for sitting around drinking tea? They seem to think they will be loading everything very quickly due to the parking restrictions here. We're doing the packing so they won't be here for that.

OOAOML Tue 09-Aug-16 12:06:49

Thanks Procrastinating now I think about it the teapot might be in storage. I certainly haven't seen it for ages. I'm not even sure why we got it, maybe it was a wedding present.

Makes note to leave out old mugs....

Fourarmsv2 Tue 09-Aug-16 15:17:12

I made gallons of tea. They don't always stop but moving is thirsty work. Plus buy a big bottle of squash. We always treat our movers super well - bacon sandwiches and pizza (halogen oven stays out). Slices of cake (often buy the big Tesco choc birthday cake. It pays dividends.

OOAOML Tue 09-Aug-16 17:49:42

Bacon? <Faints at thought of having to wash the grill pan halfway through moving.>

I shall warn DH he needs to make loads of tea.

AlpacaLypse Tue 09-Aug-16 17:53:20

DP used to do removals. Coffee/tea/biscuits will make your removal squad happier and more likely to not grump about awkward bits, having to remove window frames to get sofas out etc etc.

Flappyhat Tue 09-Aug-16 18:00:03

We offered tea,coffee and cold drinks plus biscuits and a selection of cakes from the local bakery then gave a case of beer at the end. Our movers were fab, they packed everything dismantled furniture then put it all back together at the new house. They were worth their weight in gold.

OOAOML Wed 10-Aug-16 08:52:03

Don't worry about having to take window frames out Aplaca our sofa, wardrobes and all the beds will be taken apart (by us) the day before - most of our stuff is from Ikea, built in the rooms it is in, and on measuring we realised it wasn't likely to make it out of the flat in one piece. We're packing ourselves in advance as well - I would have wanted to pack my own clothes and books, and it didn't seem worth paying someone to do the rest.

Second random moving day thought - do we switch the fridge off before we leave? The fridge freezer will be defrosted in advance but obviously we're going to need a fair amount of milk on the day for all these oceans of tea people will be drinkingwink

booellesmum Wed 10-Aug-16 09:01:58

Yorkshire tea every time. It is for soft water but they make a Yorkshire tea for hard water version!
Hope it all goes smoothly.

HopeClearwater Wed 10-Aug-16 17:11:21

I have to say, during one of our moves our movers took 50 minutes break every time I made them a cup of tea, so on the second day I gave them no tea at all, the chancers angry

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