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‘Tetley Tea’, 183-Years In Business, Finally, In 2020, Figured Out How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea.

by Anura Guruge


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Old vs New


This is quite funny. Just 2-weeks ago I did this post showing that the ‘Tetley Tea’ 2lbs Loose Tea box had instructions for brewing tea using a TEA BAG rather than the loose leaf black tea contained in the box.

Well, wrong instructions or not, there was nothing wrong with the tea. Actually quite decent tea, especially for the price. I liked the tea. So, I ordered another box. As you can see they changed the packaging and now they got the instructions right. I am happy.

I am, as of last week, brewing my loose tea using this MAGICAL ‘Hiware’ $22 teapot. As you can see from my Amazon review I think it is pretty close to perfect.

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My review of this ‘Hiware’ teapot.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Tetley Tea’, 183-Years In Business, And Still Can’t Get Its Instructions For Making A Basic Cup Of Tea Right!

by Anura Guruge


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Brewing instructions at the back.

I kid YOU not.

How is this possible?


Coming from Ceylon I like STRONG, black tea. I prefer coffee, but in deference to keeping my hypertension in check (which it is), I try not to drink too much coffee. So, after prodigious quantities of coffee prior to noon, I switch to black tea for the afternoon, evening & NIGHT. It is 11:33pm and I am drinking black tea. Does it keep me awake? Heck NO. Nothing keeps me awake! 

I had it with tea bags. Just couldn’t get my tea strong enough and towards the end I was using 4 to 5 bags per mug of coffee.

So, I switched to loose leaf tea and started with this box.

Good tea. Robust. Makes a nice cuppa.

I, of course, had never bothered to read the instructions. I do know how to make tea.

Happened to see the instructions today. Cracked me UP.

Don’t these companies have QA anymore?


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by Anura Guruge