Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Mysteries

The first thing I do every school morning is wake the children. The second thing I do is fill the kettle for my first cup of the day.

The kids went off to school this morning and I decided to make my second cup, which is never as nice as the first one (Why?) There were only two bags left in the caddy so I got down the new box to refill it. Now I don’t need to put the two old bags (fnar fnar) on the top to be used first, I just chucked the new teabags in until it was full. I made a piece of toast with unsweetened peanut butter (bear with me; this could be important) and let the tea brew. Finally I went and sat down not on the sofa with my book to eat toast and drink tea. Peace. Kids gone to school; Husband still sleeping.

Just a minute… this tea… doesn’t taste quite right. My new tea (240 teabags) had a distinct fishy odour. That isn’t to say they smelt suspicious, but rather there was a definite kit-e-kat aroma.

I couldn’t drink it.

I went to wake Husband. He took the news very seriously. Is it tuna? Or salmon? We wondered if our courier brought fish back in the same suitcase. I said ‘it’s cat food flavour.’ He said that he thought it could be mixed with chicken … sometimes the cat food companies blend chicken with tuna.

I thought I’d better try again: fresh cup, fresh water, fresh teabag and good sniff at the milk.

It was fine. Normal. Did the peanut butter distort my taste buds?


Dear PG Tips, clearly it wasn’t your teabags. Please don’t get cross with my picture … it was just a cheap joke to make my blog friends laugh. Thank you. (I love PG Tips – particularly when they aren’t fish flavoured.)

12 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Quite possibly........

Lane said...

Phew! Glad the whole consignment wasn't contaminated:-)

Yvonne said...

Now that is weird, but like Lane I'm glad they are ok!

Michelle said...

MMMM.. cat food flavoured tea!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Ick! Ick! Ick!

I nearly cried to tea drinkers everywhere!

Great photoshopping :)

Leigh said...

Grapefruit juice makes Crunchy Nut Cornflakes in milk taste like vomit. Eat the cereal then have the juice. You'd think that'd be easy to remember...

JJ said...

Liz, another silly one ... sorry.

Lane, I know! Me too.

Yvonne, very weird, but see Leigh's comment. It must have been the peanut butter!

Michelle, that's exactly what I though. It wasn't a good taste.

Rachel, LOL. Thanks hon.

Leigh, Grapefruit juice tastes like vomit. Before or after anything else!

ChrisH said...

So true about the second cup of tea - I did like your picture! But, bleurgh to fish flavour tea! (Supposed you'd liked it??!!)

marmiteandtea said...

How very strange at least the whole lot weren't off, that would have been awful!

Carol and Chris said...

Hahahaha that made me laugh....I actually thought that PG had added a fish oil or something to make their tea more healthy!! I blame the jet lag...it has nothing...nothing at all with me being a bit thick!!!

Sorry I missed your blog's birthday

C x

Debs said...

Crikey, that gave me a fright. I was about to race to the cupboard to check on my own PG's!

HelenMHunt said...

Fish flavoured tea really does not sound nice!