Why are teas on the plane so bad?
These days they put supposedly ok coffee (Starbucks) on planes, no doubt because they get a good deal from Starbucks so that they get publicity. However, the tea they serve is so, so, so bad. On my flight from Beijing, the food tasted ok, but the tea…. my god, coming from China, you’d think the tea would at least be palatable. Nooo, they serve those lovely tea powder type thing, the ingredients of which I still haven’t figured out. What exactly are those? They’re the same thing you get from cheap Chinese restaurants in the States. At the price of a dollar a kg for the cheapest green tea out there, you’d think they can afford something like that. Apparently not.
I promptly got myself a cup of reasonable English breakfast from Peet’s as soon as I landed in SFO. Too bad I couldn’t brew my own tea.
More traveling in the next few days before I get to settle down anywhere. I have a feeling it’s more teabag teas for me… in various forms. Sigh.