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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thursday, October 18, 2007
And all of this for the want of a Tea.

Soooo, I woke up early today to get a lot of work done at school. As I was driving to school I commented on how heavy traffic was. I got of the turnpike and in a split second I chose between getting my morning tea at Dunkin' Donuts or Irving (Blue Canoe). I chose DD.

I pull in to the drive in thinking "wow, it's really busy today." But was ok waiting in line because I had time, it was only 6:41. It took forever to get through the drive through. I finally ordered my regular order: "medium regular tea black please" and they repeat "medium regular HOT tea black". I drive up and they try to give me two cappuccinos, "4.96 please". I said, "Oh no, I ordered a medium regular tea black, 1.81".

They didn't even have it prepared, so I waited, didn't take too long. I got my tea and went to work. I get to work and take the lid off to get rid of the tea bag ( I hate strong tea). My tea had CREAM in it!!!!!

I had time, so I went back to DD and went INSIDE this time. I asked the lady behind the counter to please correct the drive through's mistake: I ordered a "medium regular tea, black - NO cream".

She apologized and then got me tea. I pulled the little tabby up and it was black so I left.

I got to school and opened it up to take the tea bag out.......IT WAS COFFEE, BLACK.

Oh my gosh!!! It's about 7:15 now and I am bound and determined to get my tea. I drive back THROUGH construction to get to a really busy DD.........

I asked to speak with the manager on duty. I (as politely as I could) asked "I've been here three times in the past hour, could I please have a medium regular tea, black. It's been wrong twice. And I need a refund."

I got my tea and I got my refund. But I had to go back through construction to get to school AND I ended up behind the buses.

So in summary, I didn't finally get to school until 7:50... School started at 8am.

I am not sure if I want to go back there again.
post #2 of 24
damn. I woulda been SUPER upset . I woudnt have been as nice as you either,lol.
post #3 of 24
Man, you need to take your own teabags to work!!!!
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Man, you need to take your own teabags to work!!!!
That's what I do.
post #5 of 24
I hate it when stuff like that happens!!!
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
you know, I may have to start doing that. It's just a real pain because I'm no where near a fountain, and if I brought my own water I'd still have to go into the building to heat it up.

I'm in a portable.
post #7 of 24
Tea with cream in it? Do most people have it like that?

I love my tea strong with just a splash of milk in, but skimmed milk
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Tea with cream in it? Do most people have it like that?

I love my tea strong with just a splash of milk in, but skimmed milk
me too

Can i reccomend getting a flask and making your own tea and bring it from Home!!
post #9 of 24
I like my tea with half & half in it except for green tea of course

I find that adding half & half (or milk of some sort) takes the bitter aftertaste away.
post #10 of 24
I tend to add 1/2 and 1/2 to tea when I go to a restaurant. At home I never use it! But I get Biglows flavor teas and rarely drink plain black tea anymore. I do carry 2-3 different packets in my pocketbook just in case.

I'd start ordering hot water and make your own tea
post #11 of 24
This is one of those situations that if you want it done right...

I have one of those thermos mugs that I use every morning. I drink Harrod's Earl Grey with a spoonful of local honey and don't like variations.

This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/Nissan-14-Ounc...361612-9318843. I bought it on sale and you can close it up and throw it in your bag until you want it - it won't leak.

Really, bring your own and avoid the frustration! We must have our tea!

p.s. Put hot water in it to warm it up while you are boiling the water for the tea, and the tea will stay piping hot for hours.
post #12 of 24
That is my pet peeve - once I got a (not sure what to call it) but it had a tea bag in with but instead of pouring in hot water they had poured in coffee
post #13 of 24
I hate ordering tea in the US. Americans just don't know how to do tea!!! If you ask for a white tea, you get that particular sort of tea leaves rather than "black tea with milk". If you ask for black tea with milk, they rarely have milk, just whitener (BLEUUUUCH!!). And the majority of the time, you get a cup of hot water and given a tea bag! The hot water needs to be poured over the tea bag so it properly infuses. Even in more fancy places they still do that! Give you a cup of hot water (or if they're really fancy, a POT of hot water) then allow you to select your tea bag from a wooden box they present to you. Pfft.

If I go out somewhere and pay more than $2 for tea, I expect it to be loose leaf tea in a pot, and be given real milk.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
... just whitener (BLEUUUUCH!!)....
I completely agree!
post #15 of 24
Does your portable have electricity? I'd suggest getting an electric kettle.
post #16 of 24
I can't honestly think of anything more disgusting than tea with cream in it, is that an American thing?
post #17 of 24
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I can't honestly think of anything more disgusting than tea with cream in it, is that an American thing?
I don't think so. I drink my tea with honey in it. The only time I've heard of putting milk in tea is if you're making chai tea.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
maybe an electric kettle is the way to go!

i love hearing your tea stories. I didn't know there were that many ways to take tea!
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
I like my tea with half & half in it except for green tea of course

I find that adding half & half (or milk of some sort) takes the bitter aftertaste away.
That's something to remember. i don't like bitter and sometimes i get heart burn....
post #20 of 24
OMG! All that for a cup of tea?

You have more patience than I do. I would have just tossed out first order that was wrong and had a soft drink or water.

Perhaps carry some tea bags in your purse so that you can just get some hot water and make your own tea?
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
I don't think so. I drink my tea with honey in it. The only time I've heard of putting milk in tea is if you're making chai tea.
Ah now milk in tea is a very English thing, I always have mine with a bit of semi-skimmed But cream is way too rich IMO. Now it can be nice in coffee mind you.
post #22 of 24
That's what I thought - England drinks tea with milk in it. I'll drink it either way - so right at home no matter where I am.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Ah now milk in tea is a very English thing, I always have mine with a bit of semi-skimmed But cream is way too rich IMO. Now it can be nice in coffee mind you.
I'm in Canada and drink Tetely tea with milk in it, no sweetener.

I also drink decaf coffee with milk in it, no sweetener.

However I have been drinking a fruit flavoured herbal tea with Splenda in it. It's really tasteless without it.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Ah now milk in tea is a very English thing, I always have mine with a bit of semi-skimmed But cream is way too rich IMO. Now it can be nice in coffee mind you.
I'd have to have soy milk then. I don't think I've ever put soy milk in tea. Coffee yes. Silk is the best though.
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