No products found...

24 Hours Without Tea

In my haste to leave on a flight to China, in the middle of fretting over whether security would confiscate my thermos of tea I usually carry around and whether they will force me to chug a searing hot Phoenix oolong, I forgot to bring my usual travel size packs of tea. I boarded the plane with no tea in my possession.

By around 5 hours, I had requested no fewer than 6 cups of black tea from the Cathay Pacific staff. Each cup getting progressively stronger and worse tasting, I switched to green tea. It was a vague in-between of genmaicha and some kind of greenish tasting tea. No problem, it was merely insipid. Another 10 or so cups later, I keep kicking myself: why did I forget my tea?

By the time we were landing, I consoled myself. There were no good movies on the flight, but there were no screaming babies either. It could be worse. I could have been served Dunkin Donuts ‘fine tea’ like last time on Jetblue. Cathay Pacific is still a good airline.

24 hours after landing, I still haven’t had a decent cup of tea. Yes, I am in China.

Be the first to comment...
Leave a comment
By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies. These cookies help us understand how customers arrive at and use our site and help us make improvements. Hide this message More on cookies »