Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Tea Drinkers - no more Portsmouth Tea - ever - help me spread the word...

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:06 PM
Original message
Tea Drinkers - no more Portsmouth Tea - ever - help me spread the word...


Portsmouth Tea Company backs Tax Day Tea Party movement


By Karen Dandurant
kdandurant@seacoastonline.com
March 06, 2009 2:17 PM
SOMERSWORTH The owner of a local tea company is donating 70 pounds of tea to a group planning tea parties, much like the famous Boston one, to protest actions of the Obama administration

read the rest here, if you need to know more:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090306-NEWS-90...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:08 PM
Response to Original message
1. I'd never heard of the company until now, even though I'm not that far from Portsmouth
I generally drink British and Irish teas anyway.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:10 PM
Response to Original message
2. Wonder where the tea came from?
Odds are it wasn't made in the USA.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Yeah, probably cheap imported crap from China.
Full of pubic hair, feces, and rat poison. Drink up, freepers!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:11 PM
Response to Original message
3. More - from the President of Portsmouth Tea:


President of the Portsmouth Tea Company, Marshall Malone, says, Its an honor to aid in the revival of liberty fighting socialism rather than imperialism. The number of lives impacted is greater than our founding fathers ever imagined. We will choose our own stimulus package and offer $2 shipping until tax day.

http://stixblog.com/2009/03/05/press-release-portsmouth... /
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. Well, not that I'm ready to give up PG Tips or Red Rose
but no matter how desperate I get for a cuppa, Portsmouth is now permanently off the menu.

I just looked at their website and find their stuff far too chichi for me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. PG Tips is what I drink most mornings
:9
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:02 PM
Response to Reply #7
16. Wonderful stuff
even if my friends from the UK would always put it into a Fortnum's box.

They're now selling it in one store here in NM. I need to stock up soon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #16
19. A local supermarket chain started carrying it a couple of years back
And I've been hooked since I first got curious and tried it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #3
17. Their stupidy astounds me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RTFirefly Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:11 PM
Response to Original message
4. Never heard of it, but I oppose the 'baggers getting it for free.
They're supposed to be wimpily going to walmart and buying their own tea! That was part of the humor of the whole thing - how unwilling these morons are to do anything that might put them in jail for a night.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:17 PM
Response to Original message
8. Let 'em know what you think--email address here:
Edited on Tue Apr-14-09 04:18 PM by coffeenap
info@portsmouthtea.com

phone number here: 1-877-397-9541
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. Done :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:20 PM
Response to Original message
9. Talk about being woefully out of tough with their target market.
Do they KNOW who drinks tea in this country? Hint: It ain't some dittohead holding up a sign.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #9
21. No sterotype is worth a damn.
Edited on Tue Apr-14-09 09:09 PM by Kitty Herder
My grandma is an avid tea-drinker. She's also a conservative who would probably dump some cheap tea at one of those silly teabagging parties if there were one going on near here. I think she watches too much Fox. But I love her anyway.

She's a great lady, just has some strange political opinions. Once she said to me, "They're going to force socialized medicine on us whether we like it or not." I responded with, "I certainly hope so, but I wouldn't count on it." I didn't point out the fact that she already has socialized medicine in the form of medicare, augmented by a great, life-long, affordable insurance plan provided by one of those evil, liberal unions. (UMWA. My grandpa's benefits.)

And boy does she love her tea. So much so that we grandchildren like to give her fancy varieties of tea and pretty little teapots and cups as gifts on holidays. They're always a hit.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #21
22. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Believing Is Art Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:23 PM
Response to Original message
10. Good to know, thanks
I usually like Celestial Seasonings and Bigelow anyways. But I'm more into Yerba Mate than tea.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:25 PM
Response to Original message
11. So tea is being donated now ...

They really don't understand the spirit of this sort of protest at all.

Freepers are silly.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:26 PM
Response to Original message
12. Emailed the owner
One of my few splurges in life, is a fine cup of loose tea. I also love wandering through little boutiques, and supporting locally owned businesses (wherever we go). It's disheartening knowing that this is one place I will never visit - that I might have, if they hadn't supported this Fox News PR Stunt.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. Emailed him too. Avid tea drinker here who will go out of her way to make sure
I never, ever drink their tea.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:53 PM
Response to Original message
15. Not a problem... May I suggest full leaf teas from Boulder/s own
Edited on Tue Apr-14-09 04:56 PM by hlthe2b
the teaspot (http://theteaspot.com/home.php?cat=250 )? My faves, Meditative Mind (=Chinese white tea, rosebuds and jasmine pearls), VIntage Oolong, and Mango Tango (black with mango). The last two are equally (especially) good iced.

No, no financial interests in the company...Just promoting a terrific company from the "Socialist Republic of BOulder" (LOL)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:08 PM
Response to Original message
18. If you want fantastic tea....
Edited on Tue Apr-14-09 05:12 PM by C_U_L8R
try these guys.... http://www.remedyteas.com /
The most amazing delicious tea I've ever had.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:53 PM
Response to Original message
20. kickin' for the nite crowd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Sep 18th 2014, 10:23 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC