Twinings 1706 Out of Stock - Yikes!!!

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Spot52 select said

If you have an odd lots or big lots in your area, check it out. Our local store had some of ye olde 1706 about a week ago.

We have several Big Lots, but I have never seen it there? They get some tea, but usually fruity stuff. Thank you – off to join the excitement for World Cup – GO NETHERLANDS!

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Still no luck, and every afternoon I am on a countdown to my last little tea bag of 1706. My niece brought me back a couple of boxes from London, but she is in Ontario and I can only hope that they arrive before my supplies run out.

I feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway!

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susanp said

Hi…try Murchie’s 1894 blend I believe it is quite similar.

I did check out Murchie’s but they are frightfully expensive, and with my better half having fallen victim to the downturn in the economy and 1.5 years later been unable to find a job, and I work as a freelance digital artist primarily for the event industry, and those jobs are few and far between, we must be very conservative in our spending. For the price of Murchie’s I could order the 1706 from Twinings in London. It works out at around the same price, approximatley $12.00 a box.

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Thank you – I have never heard of them, but after a quick look I gather they are in BC. Will see if I can buy some online and failing that (although I don’t see why it should be a problem) I will get my niece who lives in Oakville, Ontario to bring some for me when she visits in a fortnight.
Thanks again – I am really getting quite desperate as my little bags of 1706 disappear one by one. Today I tried the Lipton’s Black, and while nowhere near 1706 it was the most acceptable that I have tried so far.
Cheers.

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Well this afternoon I decided to do a taste test. Brewed myself two cups of tea. One ye olde 1706, and the other Lipton Black Pearl. Very impressed! The taste was very similar. Now to find it in loose leaf and see if I can adjust the quantity to get just the right strength.

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Re – 52 teas. But I only want one tea! I don’t want a zillion flavours added to my tea. Call me a traditionalist but having been brought up in a British household, where one warmed the pot prior to brewing, and used one measure for each cup and one for the pot, I don’t want tea flavoured with everything that makes you wonder if you are even still drinking tea? Sort of like the whole Coca Cola Classic versus Coke with everything else scenario. Why gild the lilly? :)

52teas said

http://www.52teas.com/?p=1986

http://www.52teas.com/?p=904

We have some unflavored teas too. =)

Cofftea said

Auntiebelle I totally agree w/ the “makes you wonder if you are even still drinking tea” comment! I’m really picky about my fruit and dessert teas especially. Fruit teas often taste just like juice or kool aid and dessert teas can often taste like the liquid version of the flavor. But great blenders like 52teas have taught me that it doesn’t have to be that way.

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OK – you got me! Just ordered a box to give it a try. Don’t let me down!! :))

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Thank you, and I think I am going to have to change my screen name. I used Auntie Belle because that was the name of my aunt in Northumberland who had the best tea goodies ever, but somehow I don’t feel like an “Auntie Belle.” Hmmmm…..

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Down to 10 bags of my 1706. Tried Lipton’s Black Pearl yesterday in my quest and it was not half bad. I actually made two cups of tea, one 1706 and the other the Black Pearl for a comparison taste test. Last week I visited my local Whole Foods to see what they had that might look promising but the bulk of what they had were all flavoured teas. Call me old-fashioned, but if I drink water I want it to taste like water. If I drink orange juice I want it to taste like orange juice, not mystery punch, and so when I drink tea I want it to taste like tea, not a melange of different flavours, and perish the thought of iced tea! Iced coffee – yum, iced tea… not so much. Give me my cuppa with a little milk and sugar – well Splenda – please and thank you. And the adventure continues. Just ordered some of the Black Radioactive as suggested by another member and so shall await those findings.

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