Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Only in Canada eh? Pity!

Red Rose tea was "the" tea that I had growing up.

My sister gave me a box of Red Rose tea to bring home with me :)

We all tried it out (first time for the kids - first time for me in awhile) - and we all enjoyed it.

One thing that was fun about Red Rose tea is that they used to include a little figurine in the box. My grandmother gave some to my dd and I did take a pic but for some reason the photo keeps loading sideways and looks goofy - so if you want to see what they look like - click here.

I think at one time they also included some kind of trading card. I'm not sure if Red Rose can still only be purchased in Canada but the title phrase is from an old t.v. commercial...of course it has to be said with a British accent.

My 6 yr old is hovering at my side waiting for me to get off the computer so he can play a game. While he is hovering he is trying to edit my writing..."that doesn't sound right...", he pointed out a sentence I had just written. Then he proceeds to tell me how HE thinks the sentence should read.

I better get off before he blows his top!


ames said...

Hey, my grandmother used to get those and give them to me, I have a ton of them! You can find them in Antique stores, sometimes going for a couple dollars each (which doesn't make much sense to me if they were free originally...)

CanadianGrandma said...

Red Rose Tea is the best! And not just for the free "gifts" inside! Right now they have phone cards that are good for 25 free minutes. I buy this tea even when there are no specials in it. It's that good!!!

Heather said...

Nope--you can buy it in PA at least. :) My neighbor and my grandmother both drink it constantly, and my neighbor gives my kids all the figurines because her son already collected them all, plus the special ark you can get as well.