Okay folks, perhaps others have already discussed this (I haven't read ALL the posts), but it seems to me that the tea world is missing out on a huge potential market by staying mired in the old image of little old ladies.
Tea is healthy, and has cancer fighting antioxidants. As our society becomes increasingly aware of prostate cancer and acid reflux, wouldn't it make sense for more men to switch from coffee to tea? I did. Though I will never know for sure if it is helping to fight off eventual cancer, I do know that my consumption of Rolaids has dropped exponentially.
Whoever makes a tea room and brand that speaks to guys like me will possibly make a fortune. I like watching sports and eating hot wings. I like beer. I lift weights. I've been to topless clubs (though not since the wife put the kabosh on that after the bachelor party
I like the fact that tea is far healthier for me than coffee. I love my kids. I want to take my grandchildren to baseball games and play with them in the back yard, but that's probably 25 years off minimum since my kids are only 6 and 8.
I like the fact that there's a huge selection and variety of different teas to choose from. I get bored VERY easily.
I like the fact that companies are now making cool gadgets with which to brew tea so I don't ever have to have a cutsie little teapot in my home. Unless the teapot is black with a Harley Davidson or Pittsburgh Steelers logo on it, you'll never catch me using one.
I like that I don't have chronic heartburn anymore. Any explanation needed?
SO, if anyone wants to vent on this, I'd love to hear it. We sports loving, beer swilling, woman ogling, tough guys need someone to make this seem somewhat acceptable to society.