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my parents barf at most of my tea..whats in YOUR cupboard cuppa wise?

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HairyIrene Thu 08-Nov-07 11:22:42

normal - fairtrade
earl grey twinnings
peppermint heath and heather
camomile and spearmint H&H
meno -H&H (didnt realise it was for menopause! but it is nice!!)
green tea, loose
rooibos tick tock 11 o clock tea

sometimes mint tea with fresh leaves
but not today!

fancy a cuppa??

my mum just shouts, where is the normal?? this poncy or normal now??

AngharadGoldenhand Thu 08-Nov-07 11:27:29

Twinings Assam. Nice and strong. Mum always says what a nice cup of tea it makes.

rantinghousewife Thu 08-Nov-07 11:30:30

Clipper 'normal' tea
A box of Jasmine leaf tea
Clipper pure green tea bags
and er... that's it!

HairyIrene Thu 08-Nov-07 11:31:19

me too, clipper tis nice

rantinghousewife Thu 08-Nov-07 11:32:07

Yep look like I have a bit of a Clipper fetish therewink

tarantula Thu 08-Nov-07 11:32:34

My mum brings her tea with her. Fair enough cant get a good cup of Lyons tea over here. grin. she brings a large box tho so I get to keep teh rest

tissy Thu 08-Nov-07 11:34:25

Twinings Organic English Breakfast, Twinings Lady Grey.

rantinghousewife Thu 08-Nov-07 11:35:49

See I would love to try Lyons tea, evokes images of 1940s tea houses <<develops a wistful look in eye>>

HairyIrene Thu 08-Nov-07 14:11:44

my pal's mum used to travel with box of Nambarry (?) irish tea, in her handbag to visit him!

rh are you having Brief Encounter moment there?...

yaddayah Thu 08-Nov-07 14:18:28

dragonfly white tea (ponce alert)
green tea with jasmine
detox tea (some poncey weird brand)
ginger tea
tesco finest
clipper green tea

I'd say you were a semi ponce like me !

ChippyMinton Thu 08-Nov-07 14:20:30

i'm going to step up to the mark and shamelessly proclaim:

PG Tips

I used to be a fruit tea ponce but now I can't be bothered.

bran Thu 08-Nov-07 14:20:55

Clipper organic normal tea
Clearspring organic Japanese green tea (my favourite)
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime
Twinings Lady Grey
Dragonfly Organic Swirling Mist White Tea (my second favourite)
Cotswold Health Mate tea (loose)
Waitrose organic green tea with Jasmine
Waitrose peppermint tea (for when I don't have any fresh mint)
St James green tea with honeybush infusion
St James green tea with nana mint
Clipper china green tea (loose)
Clipper white tea with mint
Clearspring organic bancha (roasted green tea)
Clipper ayurvedic detox

I should probably have a bit of a clear out. grin I'm generally not keen on Clipper but I sometimes end up buying them when I can't get the one I really want.

hunkermunker Thu 08-Nov-07 14:21:30


TheMaskedPoster Thu 08-Nov-07 14:22:14

<<faints at CM having PG Tips>>


MrsBadger Thu 08-Nov-07 14:22:43

PG Tips (DH& I are Tea Plebs)

but also camomile, peppermint and some dusty old orange-and-ginger ones

PIL always make a pot with three Clipper and one Earl Grey and it is rank.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 08-Nov-07 14:23:51

Sainsbury's green tea
Swirling Mist white tea
English breakfast tea
Earl Grey
and a tub of weird fruit tea stuff from Whittards

ChippyMinton Thu 08-Nov-07 14:25:10

Tiempe, if you come round for tea you can bring your own, i won't mind in the least wink

OrmIrian Thu 08-Nov-07 14:25:28

fairtrade, earl grey, 'sleep' tea that mum gave me that looks and tastes a bit like a posh compost heap, aged camomile tea bags that no-one really likes, green tea with jasmine.

happystory Thu 08-Nov-07 14:25:41

My parents had been coming here for years before they actually said 'we can't wait to get home for a decent cup of tea'! grin

ChippyMinton Thu 08-Nov-07 14:26:24

Ooh, MrsB drinks PG and she is famous for her good taste, so ...ner..

Marina Thu 08-Nov-07 14:26:28

Mine are like this Hairy, they bring a reproachful little tupperware of Yorkshire Tea (blech, it doesn't go with London water) when they visit

We have

Clipper Organic Fairtrade tea
Rooibos 11 o'clock tea
Verveine-menthe from France
Twinings Peppermint Tea
A box of organic Darjeeling, can't remember what brand off-hand

seb1 Thu 08-Nov-07 14:26:48

Scottish Blend

EmsMum Thu 08-Nov-07 14:27:03

Just buy a very trad looking caddy and fill it with your normal fairtrade. Tell her its PG or Tetleys - whichever she doesn't usually get so she doesnt realise its the wrong shape.

I have lots of herbals from when DH was off caffeine, plus decaf & normal... I would buy fairtrade but DH does most of the shopping now and can't resist bargains, so we're currently working through several large boxes of 100% extra free Yorkshire Gold.

expatinscotland Thu 08-Nov-07 14:27:56


all the rest are herbal teas because i'm pregnant and can't just mainline tetley all day.

fishie Thu 08-Nov-07 14:30:18

my tea:
300 bags of earl grey (mistaken overpurchase but am getting through it)
rose pouchong
lady grey
lapsang souchong

dp tea:
williams earl grey

mystery tea which nobody drinks:
6 x assorted herbals
1 christmas blend
1 x green earl grey

visitor tea:
tetley which we have had for 5 years

there is a lot of cocoa and poncy coffee too.

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