Z doesn’t buy tea, but is given it anyway

I’ve not seen enough of the children since the summer holidays, it was lovely to have them to stay.  My word, they do get a lot of homework, though I suppose the things listed were for the week.  I spent most time with young Gus, who knows letter sounds but isn’t great at stringing them into words, and we got on pretty well.  He did work hard, though was clearly not very confident.

I delivered them back to their mother and stayed for a cup of tea, then dropped in on Ro and Dora on the way home, to deliver a present to them.  Zain, Ro’s friend from university and best man at his wedding, read a post of mine on Facebook, where I linked to a tea advent calendar being sold by Fortnum’s.  No, I didn’t buy it – but Zain read the post and sent me a (considerably less expensive, I trust) one, and a second for Ro.  My daughter was highly dismayed and thought one of the three of my children should have taken up the suggestion – which wasn’t a hint, just a chuckle, though I adore different teas and, at a fifth of the price, might have succumbed to temptation.  Clearly not at £125, though.  Anyway, Zain is lovely and has long been adopted as my fourth son.  He probably has no idea of this.

It was a pretty miserable journey home through heavy rain, but there were no delays and I have – after cooking monkfish and roasted vegetables for dinner – been reading the papers.  No television, not even music tonight, though I’ve been listening to music most nights of late.  Just peace and warmth in front of the fire with my little cat.

I’m really looking forward to 1st December, when I can start drinking this lovely tea.  There are some splendid-sounding flavours.

9 comments on “Z doesn’t buy tea, but is given it anyway

    1. Z Post author

      Hello John – windswept here this afternoon, it’s frightful out there. One of those days I’m glad I don’t have to walk a dog.

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  1. nick

    A tea advent calendar – what a clever idea. I must admit Jenny and I are pathetically unadventurous about tea. We usually stick to Sainsbury’s Red Label, and my only variation is a blackberry and blueberry herbal tea. I used to have lapsang souchong occasionally but went off it. I tried green tea and loathed it.

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    1. Z Post author

      There seem to be a number of them about – I think it’s a jolly good idea. I do like a variety of teas and usually have at least half a dozen different ones, as well as fruit and herb teas. Green tea is an acquired taste, I used not to like it but I do now. Though the Earl Grey green tea that I bought back in the summer was a bit of a mistake, I’m ploughing through it but wish there weren’t 50 teabags.

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  2. Mike and Ann Horner.

    I do like Red Bush Tea – made like ordinary (Indian) tea – with milk in it. When the ticker was playing up a year or three back I was warned OFF tea and Coffee, as they both contain caffeine. Red bush contains no caffeine and the medico who recommended it warned me that people either liked or hated it- I was lucky. I have whatever I’m offered these days and seem to get away with it.

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    1. Z Post author

      I’d drunk all the Red Bush when you asked me, hadn’t I? I quite like it, I was introduced to it some years ago by my friend Jon (Badgerdaddy) who can’t touch anything with caffeine, unfortunately.

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  3. Zain

    Ro is my brother from another mother so, technically, you are also my additional Mum by proxy. Hope you have a tealicious advent.

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  4. c7983671327613392815

    It even contains veggie stuffing” and butter-herb
    gravy.” Your dinner friends (sure, even the lifelong carnivores) are going to be so blown away on November 26.
    For instance, chili is well made vegetarian by eliminating ground
    beef and upping the quantity of beans.

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