Are you familiar with www.teasmade.com? I thought it could complement your website if you included a link to it, as it has quite a good gallery of all known teasmade models, which could be of interest to those of your readers who like to wake up in the mornings to a nicecupofteaandaliedown.
By the way, what are your views on the use of teasmades, and what kind of biscuits you recommend to accompany morning tea in bed?
|Nicey replies: Yes I have heard of that site, they are a bit obsessive aren't they, not like our well balanced and sensible biscuit community. Not keen on the idea of teamades. I really don't like alarm clocks, let alone one that could create scalding hot water if it felt like it inches from your face. I think I would have tension lying awake waiting for it to do its thing.
The best bed biscuit is one that doesn't generate much in the way of crumbs. So I would predictably go with a fig roll, and its a good way to start the day. Alternately eat anything you like but use a plate to catch the crumbs.
||Hoping to stop this terrible thread -- most serious tea drinkers here in the US (myself & husband included) DO have electric kettles - even cordless! I purchased mine online (amazon.com), and have enjoyed it for several years now. Cannot even *remember* how to boil water on the stove! |
Portland (Maine, USA)
|Nicey replies: Hoorah for your cordless US kettle.|
||One possible reason that electric kettles have never become popular in North America is that their mains power is not up to the job. At a voltage of 110V and a socket current limit of 15A, the maximum power available is only about half that from the 240V/13A system found in Britain. It really is quicker to boil water on a stove in the US. |
Time for a cup of tea,
|Nicey replies: Surely NASA or Intel has a solution for this. Can't all the heat coming off all those Pentium chips in all those US PCs be put to good use to boil up water for tea. You can after all fry eggs on them. Come on sort it out the US, its only boiling water.|
Wagon Wheel Review
|Many thanks to Biscuit Man for his exhaustive answer. I have since also received the following e-mail from Burtons Consumer Services department...|
"We can now confirm that Wagon Wheels packs did at one time have the illustration you describe. It also had a save the coupon sheriff's badge on the back on special promotions.
Hope this helps with your dispute.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to contact us it is always good to hear from our customers and we learn something new as well."
|Nicey replies: Yay, for Burton's Customer Services!
I once worked with an American who I once caught making a cup of tea. Instead of using the nice convenient kettle, he put a mug of cold water in the microwave and was completely surprised when I pointed the kettle out and told him what it was for. At least he should get some points for drinking tea in the first place.
When in the States, I'm always surprised when I ask for tea and get a cup of warm water and a separate tea bag.
|Nicey replies: I sense we have tapped a rich seam of anecdotes here.|