Friday, August 21, 2009
Red Rose Tea & new Wade Whimsies
When I discovered Red Rose Tea years ago, I got a wee bit obsessed with collecting Wade Whimsies, the little collectible figurines tucked inside each box. They were giving away pieces in the Noah's Ark series at the time, and I was determined to get an ark full of them.
I bought so much tea back then (given to friends, family, colleagues), I didn't have to buy any plain old back tea for, literally, years. I eventually swore off buying any more Red Rose Tea "just to get the free figurines," but recently I was actually out of the tea and had a legitimate need for a new box.
After the Noah's Ark Series they moved on to the Pet Shop Series, and the new line is called the Calendar Series. I guess they aren't being introduced in any order, or else it is somebody's idea of a good joke to send "Snowman" figurines to Georgia stores in August! At any rate, if you, too, have a *legitimate* need for some good, plain tea (for making iced tea, for instance), give Red Rose a try. And if you want to know more about the new series of figurines, go here.