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
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.)