“High Coffee”? Highly Stupid!

Something has got up my nose. Not exactly a new thing, really: Over the years, I’ve endlessly ranted about various things, and this is just the latest. Not the least, not the greatest, just one more way the world has failed to meet my expectations. I’m talking about “High Coffee”. Yes, in case you hadn’t […]

War and Peace. With Less Peace.

For years, many of us have dedicated ourselves to the war on teab*gs. One of my tea blogger friends posted the other day about another success in this war, but it perversely made me wonder: is it ever winnable? And do we want to win? And what do we want to win? And who are […]

The Semi-Magnificent Seven

If I go into a café, bistro, restaurant, hotel or any other eating establishment, and they are the sort of pathetic, standardless, thieving charlatans that have teab*gs, then naturally I recoil in horror and often make my displeasure known. You’d expect nothing less, right? In fact, often friends and family members will apologise for my […]

Temperance Tantrum: Get Off My Lawn!

As I have remarked before, there is a tea for every emotion, every occasion.  I have many times mentioned those occasions and/or occasions. I drink Lord Petersham* if Downton Abbey is on the TV. Doke Silver Needle (with corn chips on the side) if I have a migraine. 1910* if bacon and early morning conversation […]

I’m stupid? No, YOU’RE Stupid!

All thoughts of that lovely, historical, whimsical post that I had planned for this week (after delaying it from last week) were swept away as a red mist descended across my eyes. Who are YOU calling Stupid? It started with a news item about the latest weapon in the War. War with a capital ‘W’, […]

The Tea Break That Never Came

My original blog of this week will become my blog of next week, and this week has been rather trying. Not for me, apart from minor issues of earache, toothache and headache, it’s been a good week otherwise. It’s been far worse for many others. In Ferguson, Missouri, USA, a Grand Jury listened to a […]

Oops. You Did It Again.

I remember watching an episode of Man About The House as a kid in the 1970s. If you’ve never heard of this show, it possibly means you are either young or American, neither of which are probably your fault. (There was an American version of the show called “Three’s Company” that starred the late actor John […]

Some You Win…

Each of us has a set of personal rules and standards that govern what we do with regards to the teas we will drink: the when and why. For example; I do not drink tea made from teab*gs. A quick summation of why: On average, tea in teab*gs is of vastly inferior quality Operations growing […]

Of Calgary

Two weeks and two days in Calgary. It’s not like us to visit a country and not hop from place to place. Three days here, five days there: Two weeks and two days would normally be three to five locations. Not this time. Lady Devotea and I had but two aims: to spend some time […]

Goodbye, David

A mini-blog today. A week or so ago, I blogged about David’s Tea, and basically I said the jury was still out. After a second visit, it isn’t any more. We chose between us their Assam (Banaspaty), Oh Canada (Maple Rooibos) and a milky “Pure Chai”. Pleasant, well meaning staff put the teas into these large […]

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