NAAFI Tea

#1
Hope you can help me out, folks.

A few years ago Tesco sold NAAFI or Army Tea and I really liked it. But like most things I like, Tesco removed it because these bl^^dy civvies don't know what's good for them.

Anyone know where I can purchase said tea????
 
#4
dave8307 said:
But like most things I like, Tesco removed it because these bl^^dy civvies don't know what's good for them.
In the late 70's a few supermarkets started selling Nestea, the instant milk-included tea that was in the Army's first attempt to put instant tea in rat packs.

Fortunately, they stopped selling it because NOBODY liked it. It was also dropped from the rat packs, probably for the same reason.


Have you tried Builders Tea, available from Asda?
 
#5
We appear to be missing the obvious here. Tetley's, Typhoo, PG Tips, ANY supermarket's no-label black tea. Why NAAFI teabags in particular?
 
#8
For proper strong tea there is nothing to beat Glengettie tea. the favorite tea in Wales for generations.

For a proper mug of strong tea :

clickety
 
#9
naguere said:
For proper strong tea there is nothing to beat Glengettie tea. the favorite tea in Wales for generations.

For a proper mug of strong tea :

clickety
closely followed by assam, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
now off to put the kettle on :D
 
#10
nebapneb said:
naguere said:
For proper strong tea there is nothing to beat Glengettie tea. the favorite tea in Wales for generations.

For a proper mug of strong tea :

clickety
closely followed by assam, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
now off to put the kettle on :D
I wonder how many people read this and then got up and put the kettle on?

I did....and I live 12000 miles away from you blokes.

Don't forget that real NAAFI tea had bromide in it. :D
 
#11
In answer to the first question, I asked Rington's. Here is the answer:

Dear Mr Fritzy,

Thank you for your email.

You are absolutely correct that we do make the NAAFI tea product and have done for some time. Unfortunately the only way to buy this product is to purchase it directly from the NAAFI shops.

What I can suggest though is that you could try our Ringtons Traditional blend, which is quite similar to the NAAFI blend in flavour and strength, and you would be able to either purchase this from our online store (www.ringtons.co.uk/shop) or you may live in an area that is serviced by our Doorstep Business, to find out visit www.ringtons.co.uk/doorstep .
 
#12
On the subject of tea, have I invented the manky habit of brewing in a pint mug and keeping a saucer over the top every moment when not actually drinking? Hot tea for 40 minutes - usually just finish it when I'm due another mug. Thinking about it, "chain" tea.
 
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#13
Fritzy said:
In answer to the first question, I asked Rington's. Here is the answer:

Dear Mr Fritzy,

Thank you for your email.

You are absolutely correct that we do make the NAAFI tea product and have done for some time. Unfortunately the only way to buy this product is to purchase it directly from the NAAFI shops.

What I can suggest though is that you could try our Ringtons Traditional blend, which is quite similar to the NAAFI blend in flavour and strength, and you would be able to either purchase this from our online store (www.ringtons.co.uk/shop) or you may live in an area that is serviced by our Doorstep Business, to find out visit www.ringtons.co.uk/doorstep .

A little disingenuous, I think. What they mean is "at the end of the day, we sweep the floor of the packaging shed, and all of the crap that missed the boxes, along with anything else that may have hit the floor during the day gets boxed-up for the punters who'll buy any old tat with 'NAAFI' printed on the side."
 
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#14
gobbyidiot said:
On the subject of tea, have I invented the manky habit of brewing in a pint mug and keeping a saucer over the top every moment when not actually drinking? Hot tea for 40 minutes - usually just finish it when I'm due another mug. Thinking about it, "chain" tea.
Bladder like a space-hopper?
 
#15
I get my tea from ringtons door to door, its pretty good tea and damn good ginger bisuits too and i got military discount.

But assam tea is definitly the daddy of tea and lapsang suchon (or whatever the fcuk its called) is mingin tastes like someone dropped a fag in your brew...rank.
 
#16
cloudbuster said:
gobbyidiot said:
On the subject of tea, have I invented the manky habit of brewing in a pint mug and keeping a saucer over the top every moment when not actually drinking? Hot tea for 40 minutes - usually just finish it when I'm due another mug. Thinking about it, "chain" tea.
Bladder like a space-hopper?
1.1 litres (I know, I mean what's wrong with me that I measured it?)

I'm also pissing out most of my salt, which is probably part of the reason I collapsed.
 
#17
Mr_Deputy said:
is it orange and tastes of coffee like the Norgie tea? What was the nick-name 'toffee' or 'ctoffee' or something?
Cofftea !! Speciality of the ACC :D
 
#20
With a little bit of a bump...

I love tea but tend to find as it is a mild diuretic that I to need to go to toilet more often, directly proportional to the amount drunk. I am needing to spend a large amount of time supervising people and so can't disapear but I get offered lots of cuppas.

Is there a drink/food/chemical that negates or even counteracts the diuretic properties of tea I could have and so hopefully avoid having to make my excuses from the people I'm supposed to supervise?
 
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