Not My Cup Of Tea

November 16, 2011 by Michelle

I’m one of those people who goes through the local coupon magazines and envelopes when they come once a month or so. I generally don’t keep any of the coupons, as they tend to be for places I don’t or won’t frequent, but periodically my favorite nail place has a mani/pedi coupon that I’ll clip or something else will catch my eye.

This month, there was one that caught my eye all right. There’s a tea place near me that is now serving lunch. I always love finding new little local places to check out, and I’m a huge fan of tea. (Today’s tea? Hibiscus blueberry, and it was wonderful!) There aren’t many places by me that offer white tea, which is one of my favorites, so I was excited to see that this also offered that – and it has the herbals and other fun teas and coffees that I’d be game to try.

Or not.

All my enthusiasm went out the window as I saw what else they sell in their store. Not only do they offer gifts (ok, that makes sense sorta) and jewelry (eh, ok so a tea store might have some funky looking jewelry, ok) and soft serve which I admit is where I started to scratch my head more (I’m all good with ice cream though) but well, just read the ad for yourself. Unfortunately, it looks like I’ll be sticking to my tried and true favorites instead of testing out this one.

But hey – at least it made me giggle!

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  • Tara R.

    Zippos? What sort of tea did you say this shop sells?

  • ttmillers

    Zippos? Is that like a Hoagie? with gifts and jewelry?? That's just strange!

  • Pat

    Zippos for the cigarette you will be having with your herbal tea…lol!!! Yeah, I'd avoid that place, too.

  • Melisa Wells

    That is one of the most bizarre ads I've ever seen.

    Maybe they meant Zappos, as in the shoes? Probably not.

  • Michelle

    Tara – You hit the nail on the head. That was where I stopped and just put the ad slowly down.

    Tami – Ummm, no, it's a kind of lighter. It just doesn't fit at all.

    Pat – I'd be afraid that the tea leaves weren't really tea leaves. Ash *can* look sorta similar, right?

    Melisa – Umm no, probably not. Oddly, if they happened to sell that, I probably wouldn't think much of it going into the store. But to advertise it?

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