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Halleluia, Rosalie! [Dec. 3rd, 2006|11:58 am]
Zoethe
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Thanks to NaNo, my November mornings were rather rushed affairs, and I fell out of the habit of making myself a nice cuppa. Then December 1 rolled around, and after working out I decided a cuppa was just what the doctor ordered.

Imagine my dismay when I reached for the P.G. Tips box and found it quite as vacant as a church on Thursday.

Seems that one of the big draws for the Tuesday night Magic crowd is that a good cuppa English tea is provided sometime in the course of the evening. Ferrett confirmed that last Thursday, when the box was discovered to be empty, the crowd (and it was a crowd--some eight players, including the weasel) experienced great distress and dismay. I am highly amused that we brought this habit back with us from England and are infecting the people around us, mostly fresh-faced twenty-somethings who can pass it on to their children.

Today, I opened a fresh box of P.G. Tips and am sipping a cuppa as I write.

For cripe sake, have a cuppa tea!
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[User Picture]From: elfwench
2006-12-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
I wish I could! That's one thing I am sorely lacking right now. Money's horribly tight this week, but next pay period I'll have to see about getting some.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-03 05:59 pm (UTC)
Definitely!
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[User Picture]From: cassiopia
2006-12-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
I picked up the same habit while I was across the pond back in May. I always wrinkled my nose at the idea of milk in my tea. I was a sugar only girl. Then while I was over there I figured, "well, when in Rome..." (er Oxford in this case) and I was hooked.

I'm not a milk drinker. I now have to buy a half pint a week just for use in tea. LOL

I've been experimenting with the tea I use. I've not tried P.G Tips. I'll have to look for it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's British, so will probably be in the ethnic foods section of your grocery store.
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[User Picture]From: thestalkycop
2006-12-03 06:11 pm (UTC)
You hold Nerd Night too? My nerds drink me out of house and home too. And they always spill sugar on the counters and leave it there to set into a solid lump that won't come off.

Belated congrats on NaNo. I crashed and burned. Ah well, there's next year, I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-03 07:15 pm (UTC)
I get up on Wednesday mornings to cups and glasses scattered all around the house. But I don't mind - it's great that Ferrett has a Magic group to play with now.

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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2006-12-03 06:23 pm (UTC)
That silly horse's ass I know who thinks that everything from England is better wanted a friend of mine in England to send him a box of PG Tips. Even though it was pointed out to him that you can buy it here, and it's the same thing. ::bangs head repeatedly on desk::

*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: off_coloratura
2006-12-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
I got a total PG Tips addiction when I was in England this summer. I bought a box here, and it was all stale and fishy tasting. Totally different from the stuff I'd enjoyed in England. I don't know; do they export the crap or does it become crap as it's shipped over?

Anyway, it wasn't the same thing in my experience, even though it came in the same box and was ostensibly from the same maker.

Ditto for Twining's.
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[User Picture]From: weds
2006-12-03 06:37 pm (UTC)
I never accepted the nomenclature the whole time I was over there. I cannot enjoy a cup of if I do not specify what the cup is of!

I am now forced to brew tisane. *wanders off* :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-03 07:19 pm (UTC)
Whereas we bought in with great enthusiasm!
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[User Picture]From: gypsydove
2006-12-03 07:37 pm (UTC)
I love love love you.... milk in tea..the only way to go...

I have my hubbie hooked on Earl Grey, but for the life of me, I can't get him to drink Tea proper.

I finally found a store (a new tea shoppe) that carried the P&G brand...that doesn't cost an arm and a leg...now if I just had money...grin..
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-04 01:41 am (UTC)
I had tried it once back when I knew ex-pats and loved it, but it didn't work in Lipton for me, so I was excited to go to England and drink tea, and then excited to find out the better brand for it.
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[User Picture]From: fragiletender
2006-12-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
We have a reciprocal tea arrangement with a friend in America, we send her British teas and she sends us American herbal ones (we mostly drink herbal tea). It's great because tea isn't that heavy so it's a fairly cheap habit. Have you tried some of the other teas that are popular in the UK like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling and Ceylon?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-04 01:43 am (UTC)
Had English Breakfast there, which was better than the English Breakfast I've had here. Had Scotch tea (I think?) and it was delicious. Not big on Earl Grey or Darjeeling.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-03 07:57 pm (UTC)
It doesn't really count, cause it's herbal and not proper, but you have inspired me to go make some tea!
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2006-12-03 10:43 pm (UTC)
PG Tips is the best. When I lived in England, I fell in love with it. Of course when I came back to the States I couldn't get it anymore, but imagine my joy when I saw that my local Harry's Farmer's Market (of Good Eats fame) carries it! At $12 a box, it's pretty hefty, but awesome nonetheless.

My major triumph however came just this weekend- my dad in law, who insists on drinking Lipton and nothing else, forgot his tea and had to use mine. He is now a PG Tips convert, just like I knew he'd be if I ever got him to drink it. :) I'm going to get him a giant box of it for Christmas.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-04 01:54 am (UTC)
It's actually not that spendy at our local supermarket. You should see if you can find it for a better price. It's great stuff.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-04 12:37 pm (UTC)
It baffled me more that he had to specify, "hot." Who drinks Earl Gray iced?!
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[User Picture]From: vrax
2006-12-04 01:12 pm (UTC)
I spent a decent amount of time looking for another box for you guys yesterday. Where can one purchase PG tips?

And thanks for calling me a fresh-faced twenty-something, now I feel young again!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-04 02:38 pm (UTC)
We get it at the Giant Eagle down the street from us, which has been modernized and has an extensive ethnic foods section.

And glad to make you feel young again, you whippersnapper!
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[User Picture]From: jenmcd
2006-12-06 03:50 am (UTC)
Now that you're not writing furiously, have you had a chance to play with the quilting software?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-12-06 10:39 am (UTC)
Alas, no. I have, instead, been working furiously - all day Saturday and late evenings, including until 10pm last night. Sunday was the only day I didn't wok, and we had company and a birthday party to attend. I'm exhausted and utterly wiped out. And it's likely to continue through much of December.

Can you say, "whee"?
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