Writer Neurosis Revealed

Okay, time to admit to one of my rare neurotic fixations. Tea.

Specifically – Assam tea. Ultra-specifically – Whittards Loose Leaf Assam tea. I drink it. A lot. In fact, compulsively. It is one of my three remaining addictions, the others being yoga and chocolate … (not talking about the addictions I have recovered from, you’ll notice).

Which is why panic has ensued. If Whittards do call in the receivers, will it be a good or bad thing for this writer?

• On the plus side: potentially large purchases of heavily discounted Assam tea.
• On the minus side: after said potentially large purchases, no more glorious large-leaved malty tea.

And I’m not sure if I can write without my tea. Really I’m not. Worried. More than somewhat. A tea quest may be necessary.

Assam tea picker courtesy of ahinsajain


  1. Spot
    24th December 2008

    Phew……….close shave with Whittards. I think you’re going to be okay! If not, M+S do a good leaf Assam. Just going to make a cuppa now.

  2. Cottage Smallholder
    26th December 2008

    I’m addicted to Assam too. The Twinings version as Whittards isn’t available around here.

    Happy Christmas Kay and best wishes for a fabulous and happy 2009.

  3. pierre l
    27th December 2008

    For me, it’s the chocolate=covered coffee beans that I am addicted to. Fortunately, there isn’t a convenient branch where I live, so I don’t have them too often.
    I hope you had a great Christmas, and wish you a great rest of holiday season.

  4. Zen of Writing
    10th January 2009

    Oolong here, although Darjeeling will do in a pinch.


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