Wednesday 10 September 2014

Tasteless tea?

Well, I love David's Tea, as you know. I discovered today on their Facebook page that they have a blend called Organic Cold 911, for the treatment of cold. Like, emergency treatment of cold. It is the tea of the day... today. Knowing that tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11, I wondered if it was not a bit tactless. I don't think there is anything malicious in their intention, I think have seen 911 on display in their shop after all. In any case, I love David's Tea too much to have any grudge. Heck, I'd drink some if I had a cold! Maybe gallons of it. But in September, especially this week, I wonder if it was a smart marketing move.


Ms Misantropia said...

Isn't 911 America's emergency number? It doesn't have to be 9/11, right? Not everyone is still consumed by what happened 13 years ago.

Guillaume said...

Maybe I am reading too much into it. As for 9/11 itself, it was a history changing event, the one that truly started this millennium.

Mantan Calaveras said...

It's definitely a reference to our emergency services telephone number 9-1-1.

The village herbalist here makes an herbal tea called "When Pigs Fly" specifically for treating swine flu. I thought that was in rather poor taste, lol.