Burned Tea Thumbs: Lipton Pyramid Tea Bags

I love coffee, but I am also besotted by tea. I know tea has great health benefits: A doctor friend of mine only drinks tea and never coffee and when you ask him why he refuses to drink coffee he looks you surgically dead in the eye with great precision and says, “I drink tea.”
The great folks at Lipton — and I admire that company because, for the last 100 years, they brought tea time to the American masses — have revolutionized the tea business with their new synthetic “pyramid” tea pouches where “only the top two leaves and a bud are blended to delivery an exceptionally pure tea taste and aroma”:

Tea Time

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A Toast to Pyramid

It caught my attention recently after watching musical performer Franz Ferdinand on Saturday Night Live that an advertisement I never really noticed too well popped up. It announced that the musical performance on Saturday Night Live was sponsored by Budweiser, still proclaiming itself to be the ‘King of Beers’. I of course have long disagreed with this title however the monarchy apparently continues, no doubt in part because of low prices and widespread advertising. I would like to suggest that if it is available to you, you entertain Pyramid Ales & Lagers as an alternative.

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