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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Tetley Speciality Tea - Earl Grey and Vanilla Confirmed sighting: Tetley Speciality Tea - Earl Grey and Vanilla
Posted: 13:15 Thu 31-Mar-2005. Price: 1.09 ("Special Introductory Offer" - normally 1.59 apparently). Location: Somerfield, St. Enoch Square, Glasgow. Sub-flavours: Assam, English Breakfast and others. Nutritional unusualness: "Naturally rich in antioxidents".
"Stephen Craig" reports: Not entirely sure whether this comes under the standard Snackspot remit, but never mind. As a non-coffee drinker (as it's revolting), I have to depend on the small caffeine hit of either Irn Bru or tea to get me through a hard day of pretending to work while reading the internet at the office. As such, this variant on my favourite type of tea was eagerly purchased when sighted at the weekend. Er, there's not much you can say about it however. It's exactly what it purports to be. The classic Earl Grey taste remains there, but the "nose" (Christ, I sound like Oz Clarke or something) of the tea has a definite strong vanilla smell. Basically, the (ever so slightly artificial) Vanilla serves to tone down the more powerful elements of the distinctive Earl Grey flavour when in the mouth - but the aftertaste remains exactly what it should be. Nice for an occasional change.

..."Stephen Craig" clearly practiced his best Jean-Luc Picard impersonation for this Kim-Cattrall-advertised beverage - while, in other "fruit-based drinks for the ladies", Britvic are reputed to be launching diet fruit carbonate Tango Clear "in two flavours - Apple and Watermelon, or Lemon and Kiwi", primarily intended for consumption by "women aged between 18 and 30 years old".


Posted: 13:53 Thu 31-Mar-2005 by "The Queen" # permalink comment
Comment: oh yes I do love a cup of Earl Grey so this might be a pleasant change. It will be nice to drink whilst watching TV tomorow.
Posted: 18:05 Thu 31-Mar-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: woo, as a woman between 18 and 30 and hardy advocate of artificial sweeteners* i am looking forward to tango clear. how i miss tab clear.

* but! will i live long enough to make the next target age range with my love of sweeteners...

Posted: 00:04 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "Grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: This has been out for ages, has it not?
Posted: 09:35 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: speaking of up and coming new drinks...



Posted: 10:26 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: great front page! :'D
Posted: 10:37 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: haha cheers C - you can also see it at http://www.snackspot.org.uk/honeys.html (just in case anyone bookmarks the org.uk/index.php page...)

and i can't believe i was "spotted" on the streets of London with my Green Tea kitkat - and still didn't make the pages of "Heat" magazine!

Posted: 12:18 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I was a bit taken aback by the front page there.
Posted: 12:23 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: well someone we know doesn't have modern mobile phone technology. _i_ would have snapped you for heat.
Posted: 13:17 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Haha Charl did you see the GMTV April Fool about the cows producing flavoured milk?
Posted: 16:34 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Tetley's medicine-like packaging unnerves me. I have to buy Yorkshire Tea just because of the reassuringly twee box.
Posted: 17:58 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i am allergic to gmtv so i missed that. how did they couch it? you can't beat the simpsons and the intra-uterine ice cream maker though.
Posted: 20:21 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh the reporter talked mumo jumbo to some farmer and there were some kids with their milk, she said "Mmm you can really smell the strawberry, it smells delicious". I wish they would think of something that actually fooled people.
Posted: 21:38 Fri 01-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: agreed - i think this year was a bit overridden with people dying, but in general more effort should be made to be original. the internets make it all harder of course, with aggregation of content and archiving and fancy stuff like that.
Posted: 08:56 Sun 10-Apr-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: As for the Earl Grey with vanilla, it has now become a permanent fixture in my household, we love the subtle vanilla taste.
Posted: 17:04 Sun 01-May-2005 by "Dobbie" # permalink comment
Comment: I have just found TANGO CLEAR in my local Tesco's Store (Redditch in Worcestershire)!! They're doing a bogof offer at the moment so I bought one of each and couldn't wait to try the Watermelon and apple flavour!!! It's very similar to the Fanta Watermelon Splash I tried in Kos in 2003!!!
Posted: 17:34 Wed 15-Nov-2006 by "Zzooph" # permalink comment
Comment: I really love the tetley's vanilla and earl grey tea but now they've changed the blend, it just isn't the same! Why do manufacturers have to mess with a good thing? It was perfect before, now it tastes too much like earl grey and not enough of vanilla.
Posted: 17:50 Wed 15-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: I know what you mean, people just can't leave a good thing alone, they have to spoil it
Posted: 17:55 Wed 15-Nov-2006 by "Zzooph" # permalink comment
Comment: I know, I wrote an email to them saying - please change it back, I'm really gutted that its different, it was my favourite tea. But they just waffled me off with marketing speak about how they're 'responding to the views of consumers'. Balls. I don't normally write to manufacturers about their stuff, but i'm genuinely gutted about the loss of this great tea.
Posted: 19:35 Wed 15-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron, so that might give you a clue as to why it tastes less of vanilla now, shame because i love vanilla and i haven't tried this tea, but the same thing happened with my favourite soft drink - Vanilla Coke, they discontinued it and i was gutted and still am 58474
Posted: 12:54 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "zzooph" # permalink comment
Comment: I bloody love vanilla. Have you tried putting a pod in an airtight jar with sugar? It seasons the sugar! You can't really taste it when you use the sugar although I think it works better with icing sugar...
Posted: 13:06 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: No i haven't made vanilla sugar before, although i've tried it and it's very nice, i think i'll make some soon!
Posted: 14:39 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "zzooph" # permalink comment
Comment: Do you think they'll ever bring back the original earl grey and vanilla? Or do you think i'll have to start a campaign?
Posted: 14:44 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: I still have a tub thats close to sell by date.
Posted: 14:52 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "zzooph" # permalink comment
Comment: Have you tried the new version? What do you think?
Posted: 16:43 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: I didn't realise it had changed, havent bought a tub for a while.
Posted: 05:43 Thu 23-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Or you could always try adding a little vanilla sugar or vanilla essence to your pot of tea and see if that works?

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Posted: 21:15 Thu 04-Oct-2007 by "Sapphira"
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Comment: I LOVE Earl Grey & vanilla - but I cannot find it anywhere!
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