I love my cuppas.
I have been drinking Dilmah for a long time at home as it goes well with the water. At work, I try to find whatever brand, whether Dilmah or Twinings or whatever, which tastes good with the water.
Recently I noticed that Dilmah wasn't tasting so nice at home, but tasted OK at work. I had to find other decaf types of teabags to use - because of my SVT I've developed a supersensitivity to caffeine, and I like to drink a LOT of tea when I am in the mood or have visitors. I bought Liptons decaf for home because the Dilmah wasn't so good any more. I took all the Dilmah to work. I ran out of Liptons at home and sometimes it's hard to get decaf tea from the supermarket... I found Tetley I could get 100 bags for a little more than they sold the boxes of 50 of the other two.
Last night I made gravy using the boiling water/gravox/microwave method. The water had bits in it. The old kettle, which is really old, has a coating of gunk in it from the water, and it's all discoloured. The plastic of the kettle itself is brittle and you can scrape it away in places... I decided that it was time to buy a new kettle very soon.
At lunchtime today I had my pilgrimage to Aldi, and lo, 1.5L electric kettle autoboil/cutoff for only $15. Yes please.
Tetley teabags which tasted OK a week go have suddenly taken on a yuk taste. I suspect that it's the lack of added flavour from the gunk in the old kettle and the decaying plastic. The new stainless one has left the water tasting as it usually does.
So, I'll have to break out the other teabags and see how they go. Shame really, there are plenty of the Tetley ones left.