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#1 splinky


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:52 AM

tea tragedy

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#2 Rail Paul

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:13 AM

tea tragedy

A comment from an unhappy customer:

'I cannot describe how awful this new tea tastes. The old award-winning tea was in a completely different league to this foul-tasting dishwater

but the company says the tea is new and refreshed...

Twinings’ new The Earl Grey contains extra bergamot and citrus.

According to the company’s website the product has been ‘refreshed’ with an ‘additional hint of bergamot’.

Alex Probyn, a master tea blender who runs the firm Blends for Friends, said: ‘You are talking about changing a product that people have been drinking for decades. A reaction is inevitable.’

A spokesman for Twinings insisted it had carried out extensive market research before implementing the changes.

He said: ‘As with all changes to blends, our new Earl Grey has undergone rigorous consumer tasting, receiving strong preference feedback over the previous blend.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1WwSUIBmJ

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”

Niccolò Machiavelli

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:18 AM

everyone knows earl grey is demonjuice. what flavour of demonjuice is irrelevant.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:40 AM

New Coke

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:49 AM

I don't really like Earl Grey now, but Twinings Earl Grey was the tea of my childhood, and the tea I drank whenever I felt lonely while living abroad. I'm afraid to try the New Earl Grey for fear it will taint my memories.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:51 AM

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