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Jason Weisberger of Boing Boing compares Barry’s and PG Tips.

Who ya got?

PG Tips tastes weakly of old cardboard and has a distinctly metallic tang. I imagine jolly old English folk shredding a Vans shoebox, and adding the tiny metal flakes generated when stripping the screws of a children’s toy battery box cover.

Storm’s a-brewin’.

READ ON: Ireland and England’s ‘best’ teas, reviewed by an American (Boing Boing)

(H/T: Jogginjoe)

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Two years ago the BBC reported on shocking working and living conditions in tea estates in Assam, India.

Helena Tubridy (above} wondered where Barry’s sources its tea.

And waited.

Via The Dublin Inquirer

Neither Barry’s Tea nor Lyons was willing to share the exact names of all the tea estates that they source from.

Lyons gets some from Kenya, some from Sri Lanka, and some from Assam, said Adam Fisher, the media relations manager at Unilever, which owns Lyons.

“We source from an array of tea estates and though it isn’t possible to give you the names of all of them Lyons is mostly sourced from East Africa, including Kericho,” he said. It is fully Rainforest Alliance-certified, though….

Barry’s Tea, which is not Rainforest Alliance-certified, didn’t provide a list either. It sources 90 percent of its tea from East Africa and 10 percent from India, said spokesperson Camille O’Flanagan. “We work with some of the most reputable tea estates in every region.”

*slurp*

Where Do Barry’s Tea and Lyons Get Their Tea From? (Dublin Inquirer)

The bitter story behind the UK’s national drink (BBC News)

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No funny business.

Oisin writes:

“Ever have that frustrating moment where your housemate makes tea and forgets to get you a cup? We made a video [includes sweary language] where someone makes that very mistake and gets what they deserve…”

Tea-Calendar-8-640x512 Tea-Calendar-5-640x512 Tea-Calendar-7-640x512 Tea-Calendar-4-640x512Der Teekalander – created for tea traders Hälssen & Lyon by German agency Kolle Rebe – every day of the year featuring one of the company’s tea varieties compacted into a solid, dissolvable rectangle.

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(Hat tip : Spaghetti Hoop)