I head into the Tesco Metro store in St Andrews because I want to buy some tea. There’s a stressful few weeks ahead of me in 2013, now lying in range of sight. Ergo, bitch needs tea (see blogpost ‘Cosmic Harmony & Tea‘ for the backstory of my relationship with this particular hot drink). Specifically, I desire some chamomile tea because it seems to have a whole arsenal of health benefits and is a noted de-stresser.
Getting to the Coffee & Tea section of the supermarket and what do I find? The whole spectrum of teas. Tesco has stocked every type of Twinnings from Lady Grey to Assam, along with a myriad green teas. How naive of me to think only in terms of pure chamomile tea when I could choose from many notable chamomile infusions (lemon, cherry, mint).
What type of tea am I supposed to buy?!
I stood in front of the shelves for several minutes, bitterly regretting cycling into town with only a rucksack for transporting goods. I reflected that only a British person could ever be struck into such painful indecision when confronted with this variety of tea-based beverages. No wonder our Empire fell.
I stand by my eventual choice of pure chamomile and a box of Earl Grey. I can only hope I’m never put in such a situation again.